Gyokueki chiwa hana ikada

(Flowers by a Stream, 玉液池話花筏)

1837

 

This three-volume set is sometimes simply called “Hana ikada”, which may be written as 花以嘉多.  The full title has been translated as “Clusters of Flowers by a Stream” and as “Flowers with Abundant Benefits”, with “flowers” meaning beautiful women.  Each page is approximately 8¾ by 61/3 inches or 22 by 16 cm, a size known as hanshi-bon.

Title page

 

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A simplified and less labor-intensive state of the above design

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Kuniyoshi - Flowers by a Stream, Vol 1,p

This image also appears in Hana-goyomi

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Another state of the above design

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Kuniyoshi - Flowers by a Stream, Vol 3, p

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Covers of first (), middle (), and last () volumes

 

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