Eight Successful Plays Performed by Bats

(Yatsu atari dke kmori, 八つ当田りどふけかふもり)

Publisher: Jsh-ya Kinz

1844-1846

 

This series is not listed Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chban. Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

 

 

Top: Denbei, Oshun, and the monkey trainer Yojiro in Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi

Bottom: Watanabe and Endo with Kesa Gozens head in Misao no Hana Toba no Koizuka

 

 

 

Top: Sukeroku and Ikkyu in Sukeroku

Bottom: Probably an otokodate

 

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state with a green ground.

 

Top: Iwafuji and Ohatsu in Kagamiyama

Bottom: Danshichi and Giheiji in Natsu Matsuri

 

 

 

Robinson refers to listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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