Women

Prints of beautiful women are known as bijin-ga (美人画), genre prints are known as fűzoku-ga (風俗画) and prints of warriorsŚmale or femaleŚare known as musha-e (武者絵).

Series

Date

Robinson

1961ç

Robinson

1982*

Schaap

1998ć

Series of Famous Views of the Provinces Illustrated (Shokoku meisho zusho)

c. 1820

1

 

 

Sundial of Modern Tradesmen (T˘sei akindo hidokei)

1821-1823

 

 

 

Untitled series of beauties with framed insets

c. 1824

 

 

 

Modern Fashionable Methods of Training Women in Decorum (T˘ryű onna shorei shitsuke kata)

c. 1830

2

 

 

The Shin Yoshiwara in Kyomachi (Shin Yoshiwara Kyomachi)

c. 1831

 

 

 

A Collection of Flowers―Beautiful Women Compared (Hana awase t˘sei bijin awase)

c. 1830s

 

 

 

Untitled series of busts of beautiful women

c. 1833-1835

 

 

 

Modern Five Qualities (Imay˘ go-sei)

c. 1833

89

 

 

Famous Views of Edo Mirrored by Beautiful Girls (Edo meisho bijin kagami)

c. 1833

144

 

 

Famous Products of Mountain and Sea (Sankai meisan zukushi)

c. 1833

193

 

 

Modern Tie-dyed Fabrics of Edo (T˘sei Edo kanoko)

1834

134

 

 

Fashionable Register of Dyed-stuffs (Yukon o-somemono ch˘)

c. 1834

90

 

 

Brother Pictures- A Select Comparison of Warriors (Eky˘dai mitate musha awase)

c. 1834

91

 

 

Select Series of Shells in Elegant Taste (Fűryű mitate kaizukushi)

1834-1835

 

 

 

Untitled series of women in the 12 months

1835

76

 

 

Modern Comparisons of Flowers and Birds (Tosei kacho awase)

c. 1835

 

 

 

Five Modern Women (T˘sei gonin musume)

late 1830s

 

 

 

Moonlight Views of the Eastern Capital (T˘to tsuki no meisho)

c. 1840

87

 

 

Series of Poems Set to the Koto (Koto no kumiuta zukushi)

c. 1840

97

 

 

ôBrother Picturesö for the 24 Paragons of Filial Piety (E-ky˘dai uchibiki nijűshi-k˘)

1840

122

 

 

Instruction for Children in the Accomplishments (Yod˘ shogei ky˘s˘)

c. 1840

124

 

 

The Five Festivals (Go sekku no uchi)

c. 1840

133

 

 

Index of Favorite Actors Showing Off (Yakusha kidori hi-iki-biiki)

c. 1840

175

 

 

Untitled series of beauties compared to the Five Elements (gogy˘)

c. 1840

 

 

 

Comparison of Poems (Shi-ka-ky˘ uta awase)

c. 1841

94 and 149

 

 

Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives (Kenjo reppuden)

1841-1842

21

S20

 

Virtuous Women for the Eight Views (Kenjo hakkei)

1842-1843

20

S21

5

100 Stories of Famous Women of Our Country (Kokon honch˘ meijo hyaku den)

c. 1842

18

S30

 

Mirror of Eternal Feminine Virtue (Teiso chiyo no kagami)

c. 1843

61

 

6

Illustrations of Moral Conduct Compared with the Chapters of Genji (Nazorae Genji ky˘kun zue)

c. 1843

80

 

 

The Five Festivals (Go sekku)

c. 1843

86

 

 

Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage (Kenyű fujo kagami)

c. 1843

92

S29

 

Women for the Eight Dispositions (Hachi gy˘ onna no uchi)

c. 1843

93

 

 

Comparison of Womenĺs Forms with the New River (Onna imagawa sugata awase)

c. 1843

95

 

 

Moral Teaching for Young Girls Mirrored in the 36 Poets (Sanjűrokkasen d˘jo ky˘kun kagami)

c. 1843

98

 

 

Instructive Reference-Index of All Sorts of Proverbs (Tatoe-gusa oshie hayabiki)

c. 1843

100

 

 

Fashionable Choice of Six Flowers (Furyű rokĺ kwa sen)

c. 1843

101

 

 

Selected Insects (Mushi erami)

c. 1843

113

 

 

Fashionable Series of Important Characters (Furyű nagashira jizukushi)

c. 1843

127

 

 

Mirror of Womenĺs Tasks (Fujin tewaza kagami)

c. 1843

141

 

 

Ten Wise Womenĺs Fans (Jikken onna ˘gi)

c. 1843

220

S25

 

The Four Seasons (Shiki no uchi)

c. 1843

 

 

 

Untitled series of beauties reflected in mirrors (fan prints)

1844-1845

 

 

 

Seven Benten Shrines of Good Fortune (fan prints) (T˘to shichifuku Benten)

1843-1846

 

 

 

Various Specialties of Edo Districts (Edo jiman meibutsu kurabe)

1843-1846

 

 

8

Famous Brands of Sake (fan prints) (Meishu zoroi)

1843-1846

 

 

 

Series of Women as Benkei (Shuzoroi onna Benkei)

1844

137

 

9

Set of Delicate Ladies of Our Country (Honch˘ taoyame soroi no uchi)

c. 1845

39

S33

 

Eight Views of Night Visiting (Yomairi hakkei)

c. 1845

102

 

10

Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit (My˘densu jűroku rikan)

c. 1845

103

 

11

Eighty Forms of ôBrother-picturesö (E-ky˘dai yaso sugata)

c. 1845

104

 

 

Waterfall-striped Materials in Answer to Earnest Prayer (Daigwan j˘ju ari-ga-taki-jima)

c. 1845

111

 

7

Series of Modern Chrysanthemum Varieties (Imay˘ kiku-zoroi)

1845

128

 

 

Glasses for Inspecting the Human Heart (Jinshin megane no mit˘shi)

c. 1845

152

 

 

Eight Selected Flowers from the Garden (fan prints) (Enchű hassen ka)

c. 1845

219

 

 

Battledores in Patchwork Relief (Oshive hago-ita)

1845

 

 

 

Women in Tazuna-striped Fashions Visiting Shrines on Festival Days (Tazunazome uma no ennichi)

1845

 

 

12

Moon and Sun Shells for Tomobiki (fan prints) (Tsukihigai ataru tomobiki)

c. 1845

 

 

 

Comparison of Modern Beauties for the 5 Festivals (T˘sei bijin awase gosekku no uchi) Image added 3/28/17

c. 1845

 

 

 

Forty-eight Habits of the Floating World (Ukiyo shi-ju-hachi kuse)

1846

143

 

 

Sixteen Female Sennin, Charming Creatures (Enshi jű-roku josen)

c. 1847

58

 

 

The Modern Measure of Women's Desire for Money (Imay˘ tofu shisen)

1847-1848

84

 

 

Women Compared with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin)

1847-1848

163

 

13

Untitled set of the six Crystal Rivers (triptychs)á

1847-1848

 

 

 

Eight Assemblies of the Floating Night (fan prints) (Ukiyo hakkwai)

1847-1850

50

 

 

Perfect Matches (fan prints with actor insets) (Aisho kagami)

1847-1850

 

 

 

Falsehood and Truth Both Sides of the Heart (Uso to ma go kokoro no ura-omote)

1848

106

 

 

Modern Checkered Materials for Night-cooling among the Flowers (T˘ji ichimatsu hana no yo-suzumi)

c. 1848

112

 

 

Incidents of Everyday Life for the Eight Views and the Eight Trigrams (Ningen banji a-fu-mi hakkei)

1849

108

 

 

ďtsu Pictures for the Eight Views (fan prints) (ďtsu-e hakkei)

1849-1851

212

 

 

Selection for the Seven Immortal Poets of the Pear Chamber (Mitate Nashitsubo nana kasen no uchi)

c. 1849-1853

 

 

 

Parody of... (fan prints) ( (Mitate...)

1849-1855

41

 

 

The Pride of Edo: Going Into Modern Service á(Edo jiman t˘sei ji-ire)

c. 1850

107

 

 

Gems of Modern Customs (Bigyoku imay˘ fűzoku)

c. 1850

160

 

 

Celebrated Products of Mountains and Seas (Sankai medetai zue)

1851

117

 

 

Famous Places in Edo (fan prints) (Edo no meisho)

1851-1852

 

 

 

Select Five Elements (triptychs) (Mitate go gy˘)

1852

139

 

 

A Selection of 6 Modern Summer Scenes (fan prints) (Imay˘ rokkasen)

1853

 

 

 

A Collection of Charming Music (fan prints) (Enkyoku zoroi)

1853

 

 

 

Summer Evenings (fan prints) (Natsu no yűgure)

1853

 

 

 

Select Chűshingura (Mitate Chűshingura)

c. 1854

54

 

 

The Seven Komachi (Nana Komachi)

1855

126

 

 

 

Kakemono-e (vertical diptychs) of beautiful women

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Genji triptychs

 

147

 

 

Miscellaneous series of beautiful women

 

88, 96, 120, 131, 135, 151, 154, and 158

 

 

Triptychs of beautiful women

 

130, 157 and 166

 

 

Miscellaneous fan prints of women Image added 3/28/17 (Part III)

 

99 and 213

 

 

Surimono of women

 

148

 

 

ç listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

* series number in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement

ć listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998)

 

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