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

 

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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