Eight Successful Plays Performed by Bats

(Yatsu atari dôke kômori, 八つ当田りどふけかふもり)

Publisher: Jôshű-ya Kinzô

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 chűban.  Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

Kuniyoshi - (chűban)   8 Successful Plays Performed by Bats (Yatsu atari dôke kômori), bottom design shows the stone steps at Toba

 

Top: The Monkey Trainer (Saru mawashi)

Bottom: Stone Steps at Toba (Toba no koizuka)

Kuniyoshi - (chűban)   8 Successful Plays Performed by Bats (Yatsu atari dôke kômori), The bottom design appears to show a [bat] Daimyo and female [bat] attendants

 

Top: A parody of the play, Sukeroku

Bottom: A daimyo with female attendants

Kuniyoshi - (chűban)   8 Successful Plays Performed by Bats (Yatsu atari dôke kômori), The bottom sheet has an unidentified subject

 

Top: A parody of the play, Chűshingura

Bottom: Unidentified

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

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