Miscellaneous Fan Prints of Women

Part II

 

Series: Seven Examples of Benevolence in Modern Women (Tōsei shichi jin sho jo)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Beauty on a veranda at night

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyūbei

 

NOTE: Jin is the Confucian virtue of benevolence.  I am grateful to Richard Illing for this image.

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Series: Roku kasen (六花 ), a pun that can mean either “The Six Immortal Poets” or “Six Beautiful Rivers”)

Robinson: Not listed

River: Ayasegawa (綾瀬川)

Description:

Date: 1849 (censors Kinugasa and Yoshimura)

Publisher: Ise-ya Sōemon

Kuniyoshi - Roku kasen (a pun that can mean either 'The Six Immortal Poets' or 'Six Beautiful Rivers', Ō-kawa River

Series: Roku kasen (六花 ), a pun that can mean either “The Six Immortal Poets” or “Six Beautiful Rivers”)

Robinson: Not listed

River: Ōkawa (大川)

Description:

Date: 1849

Publisher: Ise-ya Sōemon

Series: Roku kasen (六花 ), a pun that can mean either “The Six Immortal Poets” or “Six Beautiful Rivers”)

Robinson: Not listed

River: Sumidagawa (隅田川)

Description: Beauty under cherry tree putting her hand on a figure of Daruma, representing cherry blossoms

Date: 1849

Publisher: Ise-ya Sōemon

Series: Genji Parodies for the Five Elements (Mitate Genji go-gyō, 見立源氏五行)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Earth ()

Chapter of Genji: 23 (Hatsune, はつ祢)

Description: Woman holding a wooden box

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Eight Views of Women of the Modern World (Imayō hakkei), a woman with a sake bottle

Series: Eight Pictures of Modern Women (Imayō onna hakkei, 今世婦八景)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Pleasure at the Mistress’s House (せうたくの楽がん)

Description: Woman holding a sake bottle

Date: 1849-1852 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirō

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image. 

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Eight Views of Women of the Modern World (Imayō hakkei), key+block with hand-applied colour, Hakkei

Series: Eight Pictures of Modern Women (Imayō onna hakkei, 今世婦八景)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Clearing Weather in a Palace Garden (Oku niwa no seiran, おく庭のせいらん)

Description:

Date: 1849-1852 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirō

Series: Eight Pictures of Modern Women (Imayō onna hakkei, 今世婦八景)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Evening Glow at the Curtain (Nōren no sekishō, のふれんの関せう)

Description:

Date: 1849-1852 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Famous Kinds of Pines (Kōmei matsu zukushi), Beauty holding cage for fireflies being caught by children in background

Series: Famous Kinds of Pines (Kōmei matsu zukushi, 高名松つくし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Description: Beauty holding a cage for fireflies being caught by children in the background

Date: 4th month of 1854

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

 

NOTE: “Pines” was slang for young beauties.

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Famous Kinds of Pines (Kōmei matsu zukushi), Beauty holding a cup on a bridge

Series: Famous Kinds of Pines (Kōmei matsu zukushi, 高名松つくし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Description: Beauty holding a cup on a bridge

Date: 4th month of 1854

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Young lady watching a caged bird with fireflies in the background

Date: c. 1850

Publisher:

Beauty with a thimble

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Beauty with a thimble

Date: 1843-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburō

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Woman dedicating a hand towel at a washing trough in a shrine

Date: 1842-1846

Publisher: Izuzen

 

NOTE: The woman is holding a towel that bears Kuniyoshi’s kiri seal, and the hanging towel on the extreme right bears the toshidama seal of the Utagawa clan. 

Series: Modern Style (Imayo sugata)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Beauty with an umbrella beside a playbill

Date:

Publisher: Ise-ya Sōemon

Title: The Temperament of the Modern Young Women (Tosei musume katagi, 當盛娘かた気)

Description: Beauty repapering shoji while a child peeks through the frame

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

NOTE: The title of this print is a pun.  The reading of かた気 is also the reading of the kanji , which means opponent or enemy, and small children are the natural enemies of shoji screens.  I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information. 

Series: None  

Title: None

Description: Woman carrying a lantern with inset landscape

Date: 3rd month of 1856

Publisher: Hanmoto ta (板元 )

Series: A Set of the Best Dances (Odori ichi no uchi, おどり壱の内)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Tenaraiko (手習子)

Description: Nagauta danced by a young girl with her calligraphy notebook and umbrella

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

Series: A Set of the Best Dances (Odori ichi no uchi, おどり壱の内)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Shiokumi (汐くみ)

Description: The salt gatherer (shiokumi) Matsukaze, dancing, wearing Ariwara no Yukihira’s formal hat (eboshi)

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Series: Special Order Custom Dyeing (Chūmon o-atsurae-zome, 註文御あつらひ染)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Wood Colored (Moku-iro, もくいろ)

Description: Girl in a blue and red patterned robe with a paulownia badge holding a small sake cup

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Publisher: Izumi-ya (seal under double mountain)

 

NOTE: Kuniyoshi’s kiri seal is on the cup. 

Series: Special Order Custom Dyeing (Chūmon o-atsurae-zome, 註文御誂染)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Indigo… (Ai…, あい…)

Description:

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Publisher: Izumi-ya (seal under double mountain)

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image. 

Title: None

Description: Beauty leaning on a fence and watching a dragonfly hovering above a flowering plant

Date: c. 1840-1842

Publisher: Maru-ya Jinpachi

Series: Untitled series of fan prints of women with inset landscapes

Description: Woman with letter tucked in her obi

Date: 1860

Publisher: Tsuji-ya Yasubei

 

I am grateful to David Kutcher for this image.

Series: Untitled series of fan prints of women with inset landscapes

Description: Teahouse waitress holding an empty tray

Date: 1860

Publisher: Tsuji-ya Yasubei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image. 

Title: None

Description: Mother amusing child with hand shadows

Date: c. 1845

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburō

(1843-47) Plum (Ume), from the series Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Sh_chikubai no uchi) (MFA)

Series: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Shōchikubai no uchi, 松竹梅之内)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Plum (Ume, )

Description: Woman wrapping cloth around her head

Date: 1844-1845 (censor Tanaka)

Publisher: No seal

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Series: Flower Colored Papers (Hana shikishi, 花色紙)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description: Woman with a palanquin

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: No seal

Series: Flower Colored Papers (Hana shikishi, 花色紙)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Peonies (Shakuyaku, 芍薬)

Description: Woman with toothbrush and bowl of water

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: No seal

 

“Robinson” refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). 

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