Anthropomorphized Octopuses for the 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô

(蛸の入道五拾三次)

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

c. 1840-1842

 

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chűban.  Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

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Another state of the above print.  Note that the publisher’s seal has been replaced by the number 3 () in the left lower corner.

 

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 “Robinson” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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