Fan Prints of Humorous and Miscellaneous Subjects

Part II

 

Series: Scenes Along the Sumida River (Sumidagawa sankei, 隅田川三景)

Title: Yamato

Date: 4th month of 1852

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Series: None

Title: None

Description: Farmers planting rice

Date: c. 1839

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

 

NOTE: This image is signed Ichiyűsai hitsu (一勇斎 ).á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Hehe Galerie for this image.

Series: None

Title: None

Description: Landscape with Tenjin Shrine (天ぢやしろ), stream and pond

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Yoshimura Gentar˘)

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

 

NOTE: This image is signed Ichiyűsai hitsu (一勇斎 ).á

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Famous Sights in the Willow Capital, View of Nihonbashi, 1854, pub

Series: Famous Sights in the Willow Capital

Title: View of Nihonbashi

Date: 1st month of 1854

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Description: Fisherman by Moonligh

Date:

Publisher:

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Description:

Date: 1830-1844

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

Snow, moon and flowers, 1839

Description: Moon over the masts of a ship and flowers in the snow representing the trilogy of Ĺsnow, moon and flowersĺ

Date: c. 1839

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Sake cups floating in a bowl with a design of Asakusa temple and Mt

Description: Three sake cups floating in a bowl with a design of Asakusa temple and Mt. Fuji

Date: c. 1844-1846

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

Description: A lamplighter with an oil can

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Description: A brown crayfish underwater

Date: c. 1844-1847

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Turtles Playing Kickball (Kame no kemari), c

Description: Turtles Playing Kickball (Kame no kemari)

Date: c. 1841

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Goldfish that Resemble Them (Nita ka kingyo, 似たか金魚)

Description: Turtle and goldfish with expressions of popular actors.á Note that some of the goldfish have markings resembling actorsĺ crests.á The following actors and one publisher are represented:

 

1.á Ichikawa Kuz˘ II
2.á ďtani Hiroemon V
3.á Ibaya Senzabur˘ (publisher)
4.á Nakamura Utaemon IV
5.á Iwai Shijaku (Hanshir˘ VII)

Date: c. 1843

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

Series: Goldfish that Resemble Them (Nita ka kingyo)

Description: Turtle and goldfish with actorsĺ expressions

Date: c. 1843

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

Description: Octopus and black bear wrestling with a dragonfly officiatingá

Date: c. 1839

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon (seal name Hanmoto Ue, 板元 )

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state with the publisherĺs seal on a white background.

Description: Butterfly and camellia

Date: 1st month of 1853á

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Description: Sparrows, this is a keyblock print with hand coloring

Date: 1852-1853

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Description: Fishing boats, this is a keyblock print with hand coloring

Date:

Publisher:

Title: Fashionable Hozuki (Chinese lantern plants) Rehearsing (Ryuk˘ hozuki no keiko, 流行ほうづきのけいこ)

Description: Chinese lantern plant petals rehearsing music

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Title: Bubbles Likened to the Heroes of the Suikoden

Description: An entertainer blowing bubbles for children that become characters from the Suikoden

Date: c. 1841

Publisher:

Series: Fashionable Gourds of the Floating World (Ryűk˘ ukiyo hy˘tan, 流行うきよひやうたん)

Title: Mongaku Pounded by Cold Water (Mongaku hiya uchimasen, もんがくひやうちません)

Description: Mongaku under the waterfall

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Another state of the above print

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Gourds, Catfish & a horse dressed as people wrestling, c

Description: Gourds, catfish and a horse dressed as people wrestling

Date: c. 1846-1847

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) klk

Title: Six Popular Amusing Compositions (Ryűk˘ rokkisen, 流行六戲撰)

Description: Trades people as parodies of the six immortal poets (rokkasen).á In the left lower corner is Mame no Komachi (まめの小町), a parody of Ono no Komachi as a bean seller.

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbeiá

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Popular Faces of the Present Day (Ryűk˘ menzukushi), seven kabuki masks, , c

Series: Popular Faces of the Present Day (Ryűk˘ menzukushi)

Description: Seven noh and kagura masks resembling the following actors:

 

1. ďtani Hiroemon V as daitengu (big demon)
2.á
Ichkawa Ebiz˘ (Danjűr˘ VII) as Momotar˘
3.á
Seki Sanjűr˘ III as kotengu (small demon)
4.á Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ebisu
5.á Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as sh˘j˘ (drinker)
6.á Ichimura Uzaemon XII as yasa otoko (elegant man)
7.á Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI
as kitsune (fox)

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Popular Faces of the Present Day (Ryűk˘ menzukushi), seven kabuki masks, , c

Series: Popular Faces of the Present Day (Ryűk˘ menzukushi)

Description: Seven noh and kagura masks resembling the following actors:á

 

1.á Unknown actor as kijo (female demon)
2.á Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Kintar˘
3.á Nakamura Bungor˘ II as ged˘ (jerk)
4.á Osagawa Tsuneyo IV as okina (old man)
5.á Iwai Shijaku (Hanshir˘ IIV) as onna (woman)
6.á Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (Danjűr˘ VII) as Ryűjin (dragon god)
7.á Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Otafuku

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Description: A spinning-top performance by Takezawa Toji (竹澤 藤次)

Date: c. 1844

Publisher: Ise-ya Soemon

Description:

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Description: Crabs on a rock

Date: 8th month of 1853

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabeiá

 

NOTE: This marugame uchiwa shaped print is signed Igusa Kuniyoshi (井草国芳).á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.á

Description: Swimming goldfish

Date:

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

 

NOTE: This marugame uchiwa shaped print is signed Igusa Kuniyoshi (井草国芳).á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.á

Description: A plant with an armor butterfly (yoroi ch˘, よろひてふ) and a bamboo gentian butterfly (sasarindo, 笹りんどう)

Date: c. 1832

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

 

NOTE: This print is signed Ichiyu hitsu (一勇筆), which can be read as ôone brave brushö.á The bamboo gentian butterfly has the Minamoto mon on its wings.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.á

 

ôRobinsonö refers to series number in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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