Edo nishiki azuma bunko

(Edo Brocades, The Eastern Library, 江戸錦 吾妻文庫)

1838

This three volume set was at one time attributed to Hiroshige, but is now generally accepted as being the work of Kuniyoshi.  All woodblock printed pictures from the set are reproduced below.  The two-page prints are each about 6 1/3 by 8 3/4 inches (16 by 22 cm), a size known as hashi-bon.  I am grateful Marijn Kruijff of Shunga Gallery for supplying several of these images.

Volume 1, page 1

Volume 1, page 3

Volume 1, pages 4-5

Volume 1, pages 6-7

Volume 1, pages 8-9

Volume 1, pages 10-11

Volume 1, pages 12-13

Volume 1, pages 14-15

Volume 1, pages 16-17

Volume 1, page 18

Covers of first volume (上巻)

Volume 2, page 1

Volume 2, pages 2-3

Volume 2, pages 4-5

Volume 2, pages 6-7

Volume 2, pages 8-9

Volume 2, pages 10-11

The pig-shaped object is smoking pot to keep mosquitoes away

Volume 2, page 12

Covers of middle volume (中巻)

Volume 3, page 1

Volume 3, pages 2-3

Volume 3, pages 4-5

Volume 3, pages 6-7

Beauty with bottle of sake

Volume 3, pages 8-9

Another state of the above design

Volume 3, pages 10-11

The pig-shaped object is smoking pot to keep mosquitoes away

Volume 3, pages 12-13

Volume 3, pages 14-15

Covers of last volume (下巻)

 

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