Fun with Fukurokujus Head

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

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur

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 chban. Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

Kuniyoshi - Fun with Fukurokuju's head (R194), dfggf

 

Title: New Year's Day (O-shgatsu)

 

Title: River crossing (Kawa watashi)

Kuniyoshi - Fun with Fukurokuju's head (R194), hjl

 

Title: Taking a nap (Hirune)

 

Title: Tengu (a long nosed goblin)

 

Title: Festival (O-matsuri)

 

Title: Turtle (Kame)

Kuniyoshi - Fun with Fukurokuju's head (R194), j1df

Title: Taking shelter from the rain (Amayadori)

 

Title: Yawning (Akubi)

Kuniyoshi - Fun with Fukurokuju's head (R194), jd2f

 

Title: ny d

 

Title: Moving day (Hikkoshi)

Kuniyoshi - Fun with Fukurokuju's head (R194), jdf

 

Title: Tatami tataki

 

Title: Big man (otoko)

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Title: Catching sparrows (Suzume-tori)

 

Title: Octopus dance (Tako odori)

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