Prints of Children

 

Prints of children account for a small fraction of ukiyo-e prints.  Some of these show karako (唐子), boys in ancient Chinese dress.  This genre includes the series listed as 65, 81, 109, 114, 116, 119, 123, 124, 129, 132, 136, 138, 142, and 146 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  Other prints of children may be found in the section on Paragons of Filial Piety.  I am grateful to Ward Pieters for assisting with this section. 

 

Series

Date

Robinson

1961*

Robinson

1982

Modern Children’s Games (Tôsei kodomo asobi)

c. 1835

119

 

Children’s Games (Kodomo asobi no uchi)

c. 1836

114

 

Newly Published Children’s Games (Shinpan kodomo asobi no uchi)

c. 1836

 

 

Untitled series of children performing firemen’s acrobatics

c. 1837

 

 

Children's Games for the Five Elements (Kodomo asobi go-gyô)

c. 1840

65

 

Snow, Moon and Flowers in Children’s Games (Osana asobi sekkwagetsu no uchi)

c. 1840

81

 

Series of Popular Songs on Children’s Games (Kodomo asobi naga-uta zukushi) Images added 3/24/23

c. 1840

109

 

Weaves’ Children in the Silk-worm House (Sanka shokushi nu zu)

c. 1840

116

 

Instruction for Children in the Accomplishments (Yodô shogei kyôsô)

c. 1840

124

 

Children’s Games for the Five Festivals (Osana asobi go sekku no uchi)

c. 1840

129

 

Children’s Games for the Eight Dispositions (Osana asobi hachi gyô no uchi) Images added 3/25/23

c. 1840

132

 

The Children’s Instructor in Etiquette (Kodomo shorei shitsuke-gata)

c. 1840

136

 

Fashionable Series of Children’s Dances (Fűryű kodomo odori zukushi) Images added 3/25/23

c. 1840

142

 

A Collection of Children’s Dances (publisher Maruko) (Kodomo odori zukushi)

c. 1840

 

 

Set of Kintarô (Kintarô zukushi)

c. 1840

 

S12

Children at Play, a Collection of Dances (Kodomo asobi odori zukushi)

c. 1840-1842

 

 

A Collection of Children’s Dances (publisher Jôshű-ya Shigezô) (Kodomo odori zukushi)

c. 1841-1842

 

 

A Collection of Children’s Dances (publisher Wakasa-ya Yoichi) (Kodomo odori zukushi) Images added 3/24/23

c. 1841-1842

 

 

Children’s Games (Kodomo asobi)

c. 1842

146

 

Children at Play (Osana asobi no uchi)

c. 1842

 

 

Actors with Precious Children (Haiyű kodakara awase)

c. 1842

 

 

Children’s Games of the Five Festivals (Kodomo asobi gosekku no uchi)

1842-1846

 

 

Young Models of Great Achievement (Osana dachi isaoshi kagami)

1843-1846

 

 

Pine, Bamboo and Plum in Children’s Games (Kodomo asobi shouchikubai)

c. 1844

 

 

Battledores in Patchwork Relief (Oshive hago-ita)

1845

 

S35a

Moral Guidelines for Good and Naughty Apprentices (Kyôkun zenaku kozô zoroe)

1857

 

 

 

Diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs of children

 

123 (possibly)

T49

Miscellaneous prints of children Image added 3/25/23

 

138

T49

 

* “Robinson 1961” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

 ‡ “Robinson 1982” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

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