Children’s Games for the Eight Dispositions

(Osana asobi hachi gyō no uchi, 子供遊八行の内)

Publisher: Iga-ya Kanemon

c. 1840

 

This series is listed as 132 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.

 

Title: Rén (, benevolence or humanity)

Description: Playing with pets

 

 

Another state of the above design

 

Title: Zhģ (, knowledge)

Description: Playing hide and seek

 

 

Title: Rei (, etiquette)

Description: Small child bowing to older child

 

 

Title: Filial piety ()

Description: One child holding an umbrella for another

 

“Robinson” refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). 

 

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