Children’s Games

(Kodomo asobi, 子供遊)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirō

c. 1842

 

The seal of the publisher, Maru-ya Seijirō, does not appear on all the prints.  This series is listed as number 146 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ōban.

 

 

Description: Child in elegant dress with fan

 

NOTE: This design is also used in the series Fashionable Series of Children’s Dances.  I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

Description: Child in elegant dress with umbrella

 

NOTE: This design is also used in the series Fashionable Series of Children’s Dances. 

 

Description: Child as shakkyō dancer performing the lion dance

 

NOTE: This print has a subtitle cartouche, which is not shown in this image.  I am grateful to Robert Pryor for the image.

 

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