Fan Prints of Humorous and Miscellaneous Subjects, Part III

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Frogs Reenacting the Battle of  Yashimaura (Yashimaura kaerugassen), c

Description: Frogs Reenacting the Battle ofá Yashimaura (Yashimaura kaerugassen)

Date: c. 1839

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Funny Frogs of Various Kinds

Title: Funny Frogs of Various Kinds

Date:

Publisher: Ise-ya Soemon

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Dyeing Fabrics in Different Colors (Sometsuku iro tsukushi), c

Title: Dyeing Fabrics in Different Colors (Sometsuku iro tsukushi, そめいろづくし)

Date: c. 1835

Publisher:

To Daruma no gei tsukushi (All skills of the temporary Daruma) 5 variations of Daruma-2 squabbling women, 2 jugglers& actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII as the aged Daruma, whose typical nose was so long that a thread, wound around his nose a

Title: Artistic Performances of Daruma-monks (T˘sei Daruma no gei zukushi)

Description: Five variations of Daruma: two squabbling women, two jugglers, and the actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as the aged Daruma, whose nose was so long that a thread, wound around his nose and one ear, would actually hold

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Staring Game

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: A lionĺs mask, a Daruma doll, a female doll with bare shoulders, an owl and a male doll playing with a piece of paper (fukigami)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Toys with Actor's Expressions; ca

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: Two toys performing a lion dance, a servant carrying a straw basket, a rabbit pounding mochi, a toy rabbit on wheels and a man roasting an eel

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Toys with Actor's Expressions; ca

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: In the upper row: Otafuku, a fox playing the samisen and a Tenjiku Tokube toy; in the lower row: a dog, a fox statue and a doll making fried tofu (dengaku)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Urashima & Otohime on an Octopus

Description: Urashima Tar˘ leading Otohime, who is riding on an octopus

Date:

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

 

NOTE: Otohime is the daughter of Ryujin, dragon-god of the sea

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Women an children enyoing shadow pictures - c

Description: Women and children enjoying shadow pictures

Date: c. 1832-1844

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - A Cats' Tea Party, c

Title: 猫の左仮

Description: Cats having a tea party

Date: c. 1845

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Takezawa's popular comic spinning tops (Takezawa ryűk˘ d˘ke koma zoroi), 1844, pub

Title: Takezawaĺs Popular Comic Spinning Tops (Takezawa ryűk˘ d˘ke koma zoroi)

Description: A straw hat seller (kasaya), a mochi maker (tsukiya), a Shint˘ priest (kannushi), a wife (kamisan), a ladyĺs maid (gejo) and a water seller (mizuya) with heads depicted as tops (koma)

Date: 1844

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) The Competition of Longevity (Arittakezawa jumy˘ kurabe), 1844, pub

Title: The Competition of Longevity (Arittakezawa jumy˘ kurabe, ありつ竹沢寿命くらべ)

Description: From left to right: Kikujid˘ (the Chrysanthemum Boy), T˘b˘saku, Urashima Tar˘ and Miura ďsuke are watching the famous top spinner (kyoku goma) Takezawa T˘ji

Date: 1844

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyube

Collection of Things with Names That End with 'Men', c

Title: Collection of Things with Names that End with ôMenö

Description:

Date: c. 1830-44

Publisher: Ise-ya Soemon

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Brushes with Make-up off the Beaten Path - Fireworks (Dogai kesho no tawamure - Hanabi), Animated cosmetic utensils watching fireworks on a river bank, published by Kojima-ya Jűbei

Title: Brushes with Make-up off the Beaten Path (Dogai kesho no tawamure, 道外化粧のたわむれ)

Subtitle: Fireworks (Hanabi, 花火)

Description: Animated cosmetic utensils watching fireworks on a river bank

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Kojima-ya Jűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Brushes with make-up off the beaten path - Omori (Dogai kesho no tawamure) illustrating animated cosmetic utensils strolling on the seashore at Omori, published by Kojima-ya Jűbei

Title: Brushes with Make-up off the Beaten Path (Dogai kesho no tawamure, 道外化粧のたわむれ)

Subtitle: Omori (大森)

Description: Animated cosmetic utensils strolling on the seashore at Omori

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Kojima-ya Jűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) figures on a blue ground forming spinning tops, published by Iba-ya Senzabur˘ (Dansend˘) of Horeich˘

Title: None

Description: Figures on a blue ground forming spinning tops

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

1860

Title: 小日向水道町茶処播磨屋

Description:

Date: 1860

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugor˘

NOTE: The publishers seal (Koga-ya Katsugor˘ ) appears in several places on the print.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Caricatures of Iwafuji and O-Hatsu, and a Game of Toad-Tiger-Fox,1847

Title: Caricatures of Iwafuji and O-Hatsu, and a Game of Toad-Tiger-Fox

Date: 1847

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Sparrow people, 1843-6

Description: Sparrows dressed as people

Date: c. 1843-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) street vendors depicted as various birds

Title: Various Birds as Discount Merchants (Shoch˘ yasuuri zukushi, 諸鳥やすうりづくし)

Description: Street vendors depicted as various birds

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) All Cheap Provisions (Shokurio ambai zukushi), animal working in a restaurant

Title: All Cheap Provisions (Shokurio ambai zukushi)

Description: Animals working in a restaurant

Date:

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan) 100 Follies of Sparrows (Suzume no hyakky˘), Bird Catching (Tori sashi), Sparrows dressed as people Killing a Black Crow, 1844-6, pub

Series: One Hundred Follies of Sparrows (Suzume no hyakky˘, 雀の百狂)

Title: Bird Catcher (Tori sachi, 鳥さし)á

Description: Sparrows dressed as people catching a huge crow while the other sparrows are celebrating

Date: 1844-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) after 1844, Night street in the Yoshiwara brothel district, pub

Title: None

Description: A street at night in the Yoshiwara brothel district

Date: c. 1844

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

No7- Racoon dog and fox at play (Tanuki to kitsune no asobi); c

Title: Raccoon Dog and Foxes at Play (Tanuki to kitsune no asobi, 狸ト狐の遊び)

Description: Raccoon dog and foxes having a picnic on the formerĺs giant scrotum

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Suruga-ya Sakujir˘

K - Cats Caricature playing the Japanese traditional football Kemari

Title:

Description: Cats playing the traditional Japanese game of kemari (football)

Date:á c. 1840-1842

Publisher:

Tsuki%20ni%20kiku%20(Chrys

Title: None

Description: Chrysanthemums under the moon

Date: c. 1830á

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

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Title: None

Description: Three octopuses dancing and playing music

Date: 1839

Publisher: Maru-To

Title:

Description: Two men evading a wild boar

Date: 1830

Publisher:Iba-ya Kyűbei

 

NOTE: The ôdog-tooth patternö framing the cartouches indicates that the print represents a scene from the kabuki play Kanadehon Chűshingura.á The oval seal is a combined date and censorĺs seal for 1830.

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

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