Fun with Fukurokujuís Head

(Fukurokuju atama no tawamure, 福禄寿 あたまのたわむれ)

Publisher: Iba-ya SensaburŰ

c. 1840

 

Fukurokuju is one of the seven gods of good luck.This series of prints is based upon his elongated head.It is listed as 194 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chŻban.Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as Űban.

 

Title: New Year's Day (O-shŰgatsu)

 

Title: River crossing (Kawa watashi)

 

Title: Taking a nap (Hirune)

 

Title: Tengu (a long nosed goblin)

 

Title: Festival (O-matsuri)

 

Title: Turtle (Kame)

Title: Taking shelter from the rain (Amayadori)

 

Title: Yawning (Akubi)

 

Title: ‘nyŻ

 

Title: Moving day (Hikkoshi)

 

Title: Tatami tataki

 

Title: Big man (‘otoko)

Title: Catching sparrows (Suzume-tori)

 

Title: Octopus dance (Tako odori)

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