Fashionable Series of Childrens Dances

(Fry kodomo odori zukushi, 風流子供踊り盡)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir

c. 1840

 

This series shows children as dancers against a background of colored stylized clouds. It is listed as number 142 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 ban.

 

Title: Saginu (さぎ?)

Description: Saginu wearing a long-sleeved kimono with a black velvet obi and holding a large open umbrella

 

 

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Description: Children as sambaso dancers

 

 

Title: Hama matsu kaze

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Title: Dojoji

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Title: Shojo (しうじやく)

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Title: Yamauba and Kaidomaru

Description: Two children dancing with drums

 

 

Title: Mitsuningyo

Description: Girl carrying two buckets

 

 

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Description: Girl with bundle of plants on her head

 

 

Another state of the above design with the cartouche reading Kyto Children as Tradesmen (Keishi kodomo akindo, 京師子供商人)

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

 

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