Harimaze, Part I

 

Harimaze (張交絵 or 貼交絵) are prints having several images intended to be cut apart.á Sometimes the images on a single sheet are totally unrelated and may even be designed by different artists.á The series listed as 200 and 216 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961) and print S95f.3 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982 are Harimaze.á A Modern Style Set of the Provinces in Edo Brocade (K˘to nishiki imay˘ kuni-zukushi) may also be considered harimaze.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for assisting with this section.

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Rinnosuke

Date: 9th month of 1850

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Omatsuri Kingor˘ (鳶の者於祭の金五良, left) and Band˘ Shűka I as Gaku no Kosan (げひしやがくの小さん) in the play Chikai Musubi ukina no Tategaku (盟結艶立額) performed at the Nakamura theater

 

NOTE: This ˘ban sheet (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters) contains two separate signed actor prints. áThe one on the right is an ˘tanzakuban (about 14 by 6.5 inches or 36 by 17 centimeters).á

 

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Rinnosuke

Date: c. 1848

 

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Rinnosuke

Date: c. 1848

 

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Rinnosuke

Date: c. 1848

 

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Rinnosuke

Date: c. 1848

Series title: Thirty-six Comical Faces of Actors Off Stage (D˘ke sanjűroku ges˘, 道外三十六戯相)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Yamahide

Date: 4th month of 1847

Ichikawa Kuz˘ II

áNakayama Genjűr˘ I

Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V

Nakayama Bungor˘ II 

Osagawa Tsuneyo IV

Onoe Kikujir˘ II 

Series title: Thirty-six Comical Faces of Actors Off Stage (D˘ke sanjűroku ges˘, 道外三十六戯相)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Yamahide

Date: 4th month of 1847

Nakamura Tsuruz˘ I

ďtani Hiroemon V

Ichimura Uzaemon XII

Band˘ Sajűr˘ I

Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I

Band˘ Shűka I

Series title: Thirty-six Comical Faces of Actors Off Stage (D˘ke sanjűroku ges˘, 道外三十六戯相)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Yamahide

Date: 4th month of 1847

Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV

unidentified

Nakamura Utaemon IV

Ichikawa Hirogor˘ I

Nakamura Kanemon I

Onoe Baik˘ IV 

 

 

 

 

Series title: Curiously Named Odd Faces Denoting the Fifty-three Stations (My˘na is˘ ky˘chű go-jű-san tsura, 妙名異相胸中五十三面)

Robinson: 216

Publisher: Sugi-ya Seibei

Date: 1847-1848

 

 

Series title: Curiously Named Odd Faces Denoting the Fifty-three Stations (My˘na is˘ ky˘chű go-jű-san tsura, 妙名異相胸中五十三面)

Robinson: 216

Publisher: Sugi-ya Seibei

Date: 1847-1848

 

 

Series title: Curiously Named Odd Faces Denoting the Fifty-three Stations (My˘na is˘ ky˘chű go-jű-san tsura, 妙名異相胸中五十三面)

Robinson: 216

Publisher: Sugi-ya Seibei

Date: 1847-1848

 

 

Series title: Forty-eightů [unread]

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher:

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

 

Series title: Forty-eightů[unread]

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher:

Date: 1847-1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Series title: None

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Sakai

Date: 1849

Ichikawa Kuz˘ as Teraoka Heiemon

Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Taniz˘

Sawamura Chojűr˘ as ďboshi Yuranosuke

Onoe Baiko as O-Karu

 

NOTE: Three of the images are from Kanadehon Chushingura in the 7th month of 1849, but Danjűr˘ VIII is from Date kurabe in the 3rd month of 1849.

 

Series title:

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher:

Date:

 

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as 木ぬ川与右衛門

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Jiro Naozane (熊谷直実)

Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI in an unidentified role

Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kasane (与右衛門女房かさね)

 

Series: Historic Sites at Fifty-three T˘kaid˘ Stations in Groups of Three (T˘kaid˘ go-jű-san tsui meisho koseki san shuku tsuzuki, 東海道五十三次名所古跡三宿續)

Robinson: Not listed

Top left: Ishiyakushi Station, actor Nakayama Ichiz˘ as Akihito no Koseki

Top right: Shono Station, yakigome (parched rice) from Shono

Bottom: Yokkaichi Station, actor Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Akabori Mizuemon

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘

Date: 9th month of 1852

 

Series: Historic Sites at Fifty-three T˘kaid˘ Stations in Groups of Three (T˘kaid˘ go-jű-san tsui meisho koseki san shuku tsuzuki, 東海道五十三次名所古跡三宿續)

Robinson: Not listed

Top left: Actor Arashi Jitohachi III as Shuten-doji (signed Yoshiiku)

Top right: unidentified actor as Benkei (signed Torijo)

Bottom: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III as Taira no Sanemori (実盛)

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘

Date: 9th month of 1852

 

Series: Historic Sites at Fifty-three T˘kaid˘ Stations in Groups of Three (T˘kaid˘ go-jű-san tsui meisho koseki san shuku tsuzuki, 東海道五十三次名所古跡三宿續)

Robinson: Not listed

Top left: Actors Ichikawa Hirogor˘ and Nakayama Bungor˘ in unidentified roles

Top right: An ďtsu-e

Bottom: as Otomo no Kuronushi

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘

Date: 9th month of 1852

 

Print title: Mirror of Plays Set Forth as Literature (Buncho joruri kagami, 文張浄瑠璃鑑)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Date: 2nd month of 1854

 

NOTE: Hiroshige also contributed prints to this series.

 

Print title: Mirror of Plays Set Forth as Literature (Buncho joruri kagami, 文張浄瑠璃鑑)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Date: Second month of 1854

 

 

Print title: Mirror of Plays Set Forth as Literature (Buncho joruri kagami, 文張浄瑠璃鑑)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Date: 3rd month of 1854

 

NOTE: The second frame from the right, in which a woman is looking down at a dog behind her, is titled ôMeiboku Sendaihagiö, a well-known joruri, and probably depicts the nanny Masaoka. I am grateful to Yasu Takano for this information.

 

 

Another state of the above design

 

Title: None

Left: áInudzuka Shino on H˘ryűkaku roof looking down on Inukai Kempachi with geese flying below full moon by Kuniyoshi

Right top: Blowfish by Hiroshige

Right bottom: Daruma crossing the sea on a sword by Kunisada (signed Hanabusa Itch˘ ga)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

Date: 9th month of 1858

 

Title: None

Left top: The oil thief by Kuniyoshi

Right top: A demon by Kunisada

Bottom: Mt. Fuji Seen Over the Lake in Hakone by Hiroshige

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

Date: 9th month of 1858

 

Format: ďban harimaze print

Top: Prince Genji with a beautiful woman by Kunisada

Bottom left: A man carrying a beggar across a stream finds that the latter is the Buddha in disguise by Kuniyoshi

Bottom right: An old lady serving tea by Hiroshige

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

Date: 1858

Robinson: Not listed

 

Image courtesy of David Hafer

 

Series title: Humorous Short Poems with Pictures (Kyoka-e)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Date: 1839-1842

ôRobinsonö indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

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