Fashionable Sake Cups

(Hayari osuki no sagazuki, 流行御好の盃)

Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi

c. 1851

 

This series illustrates portraits of actors in character in sake cups.  It is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Top: Princess Yűkon (姫君ゆうこん)

Bottom: Courtesan E-Hoyu disguised as Tomoe-no-jo (巴の烝実ハ京の二郎祐重)

 

Top: Hocho’s wife Shinobu (しらゆふ)

Bottom: Hocho (法作)

 

 

 

Top: Ashimaru (阿沙丸)

Bottom: Dainichibô (大日坊)

 

 

 

Top: Shôshô (少々)

Bottom: Tora (とら)

 

  

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