Fashionable Sake Cups

(Hayarikou sagazuki, 流行好の盃)

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.

 

Courtesan E-Hoyu disguised as Tomoe-no-jo

 

Hocho and his wife Shinobu

 

Asho Maru and Dainichibo

 

Two Courtesans

  

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