Flowers by a Stream

(Gyokueki chiwa hana ikada, 玉液池話花筏)

1837

This three volume set is sometimes simply called “hana ikada”.  The full title has been translated as “Clusters of Flowers by a Stream” and as “Flowers with Abundant Benefits”, with “flowers” meaning beautiful women.  All woodblock printed pictures from the set are reproduced below. 

Volume 1, pages 4-5

Volume 1, pages 6-7

Volume 1, pages 8-9

Volume 1, pages 10-11

Volume 1, pages 12-13

Volume 1, pages 14-15

This image also appears in Hana-goyomi

Volume 1, pages 16-17

Volume 1, page 18

Volume 1, front cover

Volume 2, page 1

Volume 2, pages 2-3

Volume 2, pages 4-5

Volume 2, pages 6-7

Volume 2, pages 8-9

Volume 3, page 1

Volume 3, pages 2-3

Volume 3, pages 4-5

Volume 3, pages 6-7

Volume 3, pages 8-9

Volume 3, pages 10-11

Volume 3, pages 12-13

 

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