Crazy Thoughts from Takezawa Tojiís Imagination

(Toji ryŻkŰ omohi no Takezawa, 藤次流行思ひの竹沢)

Publisher: Sakurai Yasubei

c. 1843

 

Takezawa Toji (竹澤 藤次) was an entertainer who was especially known for his stunts with spinning tops.This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).The prints in this series are each about 10 by 7 inches (25 by 18 centimeters), a size known as chŻban.I am grateful to Robert Pryor for assisting with this series.

 

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series of spinning tops, Turning Daikokuten's Hammer

 

Title: Daikoku Spinning His Hammer (Daikoku no tsuchi mawashi, 大黒のつちまハし)

Description: Daikoku spinning his hammer

Signature: ChŰ-Ű- Kuniyoshi ga (朝櫻楼 國芳 )

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series of spinning tops, Turning The Plate

 

Title: Plate Spinning (Sara mawashi, さらまわし)

Description: Spinning a plate on a long stick

Signature: ChŰ-Ű- Kuniyoshi ga (朝櫻楼 國芳 )

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series of spinning tops, Turning The Stone Mill

 

 

Title: Millstone Spinning (Ishiusu mawashi, 石うすまハし)

Description: Boy spinning a millstone

Signature: IchiyŻsai Kuniyoshi giga ga (一勇斎 國芳 )

 

ďGigaĒ means comic print

 

 

 

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Title: Straightening a Bent Axle (ShinbŰ no magari o tatakinaosu, しんぼうのまがりをたたきなおす)

Description:

Signature:

 

 

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