Enjoying the Evening Cool

(YŻsuzumi, 夕すゞみ)

Publisher: Iba-ya KyŻbei

c. 1845

 

This series of fan prints (uchiwa) shows actors off stage enjoying the cool of the evening.The series title, YŻsuzumi, is written differently on different prints.This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

 

Description: Actor as Banzui Chobei in a boat on the Sumida River

Writing of yŻsuzumi: 夕寿豆美

Description: An offstage actor relaxing in a riverboat

Writing of yŻsuzumi: 夕すゞみ

Description: An offstage onnagata actor relaxing in a riverboat

Writing of yŻsuzumi: 夕寿ゞ美

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this later edition published by Ise-ya Magobei c. 1855.

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