Collection of Humorous Scenes from J˘ruri Drama

(D˘ke j˘ruri zukushi, 道外浄瑠璃尽し)

Publisher: Hirabayashi-ya Sh˘gor˘

1855

J˘ruri is a type of playŚoften humorousŚwith a chanted recitative performed by either actors or puppets.á This series is listed as 215 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chűban.á Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

 

Title: Master of the sword relaxing in a public bathhouse (Katakiuchi Ganryűjima)

Inscription: Shirakura Dengoemon, Miyamoto Musashi

 

Title: Chronicle of rise and fall of the Genji and Heike clans (Hiragana seisuiki - Senjin mond˘)

Inscription: Chidori, Genta, Yokosuka Unpei, Teiji, Enju

Title: Revenge at Ganryu-jima Island (Katakiuchi Ganryu-jima)

Inscription: Yaoya Oshichi, Kosh˘ Kichiz˘, Bench˘, Goshaku Somegor˘, Gejo Osugi, Dozaemon Denkichi

Title: They found a radish wrapped in a cloth (Genpei nunobiki no taki - sandanme no kire)

Inscription: Sait˘ Sanemori, Sen˘ Tar˘, Hyakush˘ Kurosuke, Kurosuke Ny˘b˘

 

Title: The on-hand instructions of Segawara Denju (Imoseyama onna teikin - yon no kiri)

Inscription: Ry˘shi (Fischer) Fukashichi kanjo

 

Title: How to pull a cart (Sugawara denju tenarai kagami ľ Kurumahiki)

Inscription: Tokihira, Ume˘, Matsu˘, Sakuramaru

Title: Ono no T˘fű aoyanagi suzuri (小野道風青柳硯)

Description: The poet Ono no T˘fű with his attendant Tottono Daroku near the water under a willow tree

Title: Hime komatsu (姫小松)

Description: Kame-o building a snow dog, Shunkan smoking a pipe, Ario Maru warming his hands, and O-Yasu, wife of Kame-o, bringing refreshments

 

Title: Hakone gongen

Inscription: Sh˘ya Tokuemon, Iinuma Katsugor˘, Ny˘b˘ Hatsuhana

 

Image courtesy of Guy Pepermansáá

 

Title: Chűshin k˘shaku - Yamashina no dan

Inscription: ďboshi Yuranosuke

 

Title: The god of poverty

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This is another state of the above print.

 

Title: Kanatehon chűshingura ľ nanadanme

Inscription: Yuranosuke, Okaru, Kudayű

 

Title: Yoshitsune senbonzakura - san no kiri

Inscription: Kajiwara Heiz˘, Yazaemon, Igami Gonta, Osato

 

Title: Futatsu ch˘ch˘ Komeya no dan

Inscription: Nuregami Ch˘gor˘, Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi

 

Title: Tamuramaru Suzuka gassen - Akogi ga ura

Inscription: Akogi no Heiji, Hiragawara no Joroz˘

 

Title: Itozakura honch˘ sodachi - Koishikawa no dan

Inscription: Koito, Daikokumai Tszchiemon, Kaze no kami Kizaemon, Aijima Gonpei

 

Title: Hizakurige Kusatsu no dan

Inscription: Sanzu no kawa no r˘ba, Enma

 

Title: Keisei hangonk˘ (けいせい反魂香)

Inscription: Tosa no Sh˘kan, Mataheiĺs wife Otoku, Gejo, Domori no Matabie

 

Title: Mukashi hachij˘ - Shirokiya no dan

Inscription: J˘hachi, Saiz˘, Okoma

 

Another state of the above print

 

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