Fashionable Series of Important Characters

(Furyű nagashira jizukushi, 風流名頭字尽)

Publisher: Mura-Ichi

c. 1843

 

The series is listed as number 127 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.

Kuniyoshi - Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi) R127, autumn (aki)

 

Character: (aki, autumn)

Description: Woman nursing a baby

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image

Kuniyoshi - Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi) R127

 

Character: (Koto)

Description: Descending geese

 

Kuniyoshi - Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi) R127, A lady with razor trimming eyebrows of a lady in white

 

Character:

Description: Lady in blue using a razor to trim the eyebrows of a lady in white

 

Kuniyoshi - Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi) R127, beauty under a willow

 

Character: (willow)

Description: Beauty under a willow

 

Kuniyoshi - Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi) R127, Bird Lover, c. 1842

 

Character: (bird)

Description: Beauty with birdcage

 

 

Another state of the above design

   “Robinson” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

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