Hayatake Torakichi (早竹 虎吉)

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Kinnosuke

Second month of 1857

 

Hayatake Torakichi (早竹 虎吉) was an acrobat and the main attraction of an Osaka-based troupe of performers that traveled to Edo in 1857.  This series is listed as number 214 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ōban.

 

Title: Performance at Edo Nishi-Ryogoku, Torakichi Balancer of Men

Description: Acrobat suspended by his feet holding a man and a boy

 

 

Title: The Fuji Flagpole (Fuji hatazao, 冨士旗竿)

Description: Acrobat on the Fuji flagpole

 

 

Title: Stone Bridge (Shakkyō, 石橋)

Description: Acrobat dressed as a shakkyōmono lion dancer performing a balancing stunt

 

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