Miscellaneous comic series

 

 

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Series: Five Windy Days in Heaven (Michisoto ten-chű gy˘ji go-nichi-me no kaze, 道外天中行事五日めの風)

Number: 2 ()

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date:

Publisher: No seal

 

Series: Likenesses of the Fart in a Series of Comic Farts (He no y˘na d˘ke he-zukushi)

Robinson: 189

Title:

Description:

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: c. 1845

Publisher: Nomura-ya Tokubei

 

I am grateful to Michael R. OĺClair for this image.

Series: Comic Sweet Corn (D˘ke t˘morokoshi, 道外 とうもろこし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: The Shakky˘ Dance (Shakky˘ no shyosagoto, 石橋の所作事)

Description: A dancing corncob accompanied by a pumpkin and a sweet potato playing the flute

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘ (seal , 上総屋)

Series: Comic Sweet Corn (D˘ke t˘morokoshi, 道外 とうもろこし)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Kasane at the Kinu River (Kinugawa no kasane, きぬ川のかさね)

Description: A ghost under a willow tree along the riverbank is bending over a samurai who is hiding a sickle

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

 

Series: Anthropomorphized Octopuses for the 53 Stations of the T˘kaid˘ (蛸の入道五拾三次)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date:

Publisher:

 

 

Another state of the above print.á Note that the publisherĺs seal has been replaced by the number 3 () in the left lower corner.

 

Series: Anthropomorphized Octopuses for the 53 Stations of the T˘kaid˘ (蛸の入道五拾三次)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date:

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

 

 

Series: Successful Plays with Frolicking Dogs (Atari doshi inu no tawamure, 当田どし犬の戯)

Robinson: Not listed

Top title: Dog ken (Inuken)

Bottom title: Mysterious lights on the sea (Shiranui)

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

NOTE: The Japanese word Ĺatariĺ means a hit or a success.

 

 

Series: Frolicking Dogs (Inu no tawamure, 犬のたわむれ)

Robinson: Not listed

Top title: The rag picker (Kuzuhiroi)

Bottom title: The dogĺs revenge (Inu no katakiuchi)

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: 1849

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

Series: Kuniyoshiĺs Skillfully Anthropomorphized Turtles (百亀家久)

Robinson: Not listed

Top title: Acrobatics (Karuwaza)

Top description: A ropewalking turtle

Bottom title: Comparing the Four Brave Samurais (Shitenno mitate)

Bottom Description: A turtle riding a crab.á This parodies the four brave acts of Minamoto no Yorimitsu.

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: c. 1840s

Publisher: Fűyo

Series: Kuniyoshiĺs Skillfully Anthropomorphized Turtles (百亀家久)

Robinson: Not listed

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: c. 1840s

 

NOTE: This is a key block print, courtesy of Richard Illing

 

Series: Thunder (Kaminari, )

Robinson: Not listed

Top description: Two assistants of the thunder god Raijin catching another demon disguised as a peasant with hooked rods

Bottom description: Zhong Kui (Sh˘ki) Hates Thunder (Kaminari kirai no Sh˘ki, 雷きらひの鍾馗) Sh˘ki hiding under netting from the appearance of Raijin amongst thunder clouds

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) printed two per sheetá

Date: c. 1840

Kuniyoshi - Japanese Divinities Compared to the 12 Months (Jű-ni gwatsu wa ko kami) (R110), Kanchono - a warrior archer,

 

Series: Japanese Divinities Compared to the Twelve Months (Jű-ni gwatsu wa ko kami, 十二月和合神)

Robinson: 110

Title:

Description: Kanchono, a warrior archer

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

 

Kuniyoshi - The Storytellers' Chűshingura, Act  8 of the Chűshingura with a verse by storyteller Magosabur˘

 

Series: The Storytellersĺ Chűshingura

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Act 8 of the Chűshingura with a verse by storyteller Magosabur˘

Description:

Format:

Date:

Publisher: No seal

 

Kuniyoshi - The Storytellers' Chűshingura, Act  9 of the Chűshingura with a verse by storyteller Sansh˘tei Karaku

 

Series: The Storytellersĺ Chűshingura

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Act 9 of the Chűshingura with a verse by storyteller Sansh˘tei Karaku

Description:

Format:

Date:

Publisher: No seal

Kuniyoshi - Actors as Fish (Uo no kokoro), 1842, oban, pub

 

Series: Actors as Fish (Uo no kokoro, 魚の心)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Description (from the top): flathead (kochi), sting ray (akaei) with face of Onoe Eizabur˘, rockfish (mebaru) with face of Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V, mirror dory (kagamidai) with face of Ichikawa Kuz˘ II, cuttlefish (ika) with face of Onoe Kikujir˘ II, gurnard (h˘b˘) with face of Seki Sanjűr˘ III and octopus (iidako) with face of ďtani Hiroemon V

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - Actors as Fish (Uo no kokoro), sea bream, octopus & blowfish

 

Series: Actors as Fish (Uo no kokoro, 魚の心)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: None

Description (from the top): two horse mackerels (aji) the lower one with the face of Nakamura Utaemon IV, sea bream (tai) with the face of Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, flatfish (karei) with the face of Iwai Shijaku (Hanshir˘ IIV), puffer fish (fugu) with the face of, Onoe Tamiz˘ II, octopus (tako) with the face of Nakayama Bungorō II and crab (kani)

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe), kite series

Series: Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe, 流行たこくらべ)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Kuniyoshi - Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe), kite series(key)

1.á Actor Onoe Kikujir˘ II as a female Daruma
2.á Octopus with face of actor Nakayama Ichiz˘
3.á Red kite with face of actor Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI
4.á Dragon with face of actor Sakata Sajűr˘ II
5.á Black kite with face of actor Ichikawa Kuz˘ II

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 1846-1848

Publisher: Ebiju-ya Yo

Kuniyoshi - Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe), 1846-48, pub

Series: Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe, 流行たこくらべ)

Robinson: Not listed

Title:

Description:

Kuniyoshi - Popular Kites (Ryűk˘ tako kurabe), 1846-48, pub

1.á Fukusuke doll with face of actor Nakayama Bungor˘

2.á Raccoon dog (tanuki)á

3.á Servant (yakko) with face of actor Onoe Tamiz˘ II

4.á Catfish with face of actor Ichikawa Hakoemon

5.á Rabbit with face of actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 1846-1848

Publisher: Ebiju-ya Yo

Kuniyoshi - Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa ye-tehon, R222), No

Series: Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa e-tehon)

Number: 1

Robinson: 222

Title: None

Description: A half naked man is bitten in the finger by a snapping turtle; two men are running away in hot haste in front of a Buddhist statue of Jiz˘; four men playing ken; beside a giant rat that is suppressing a weasel with a square object, a half naked man is standing with an opened fan; a man with a furious face is pointing with his finger onto another man eating mochi (rice cakes); and a fisherman is entwined and captured by a giant octopus.

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 5th month of 1859

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Kinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa ye-tehon, R222), No

 

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa ye-tehon, R222), No

Series: Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa e-tehon)

Number: 2

Robinson: 222

Title: None

Description: The persecutors are hanging on a rope from a running horse from which a man is falling down; man with a shouldered gun, running away from a boar, one man who is tossed by the fangs and another man who is carrying an opened umbrella and clinging to the boar; man who is caught by a woman at the scruff of his neck; fleeing man who is caught by a kappa at his loincloth; and man carrying the palanquin at the front wants to pick up a wallet.á Thereby the palanquin is bending side wards and the guest is falling out.

Format: ˘ban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 5th month of 1859

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Kinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - Fortunate Debut of the 7 Gods of Good Luck (Kaiun shusse kohon Shichi-fukujin), (R183), about 1843-1847 (Temp˘ 14-K˘ka 4)m, Daikoku

 

Series: Fortunate Debut of the Seven Gods of Good Luck (Kaiun shusse kohon Shichi-fukujin, 開運出世合体七福神)

Robinson: 183

Description: Daikoku (大黒) holding an Uchide no Kozuchi (golden mallet)

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Murata Sahei)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

Kuniyoshi & Hiroshige II -  53 Post-stations of the T˘kaid˘ Road (R224), Goyű Station (top by Hirokage), Pub

 

Series: Fifty-three Post-stations of the T˘kaid˘ Road (T˘kaid˘ go--san tsugi, 東海道五十三次)

Robinson: 224

Description: Travelers at Goyű (御油)

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 6th month of 1860

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: The lower section is signed by Kuniyoshi, but the upper section is signed 一勇斎 広景 by Kuniyoshiĺs student Hirokage.

Kuniyoshi & Hiroshige II -  53 Post-stations of the T˘kaid˘ Road (R224), Goyű Station (top by Hirokage),

Series: Fifty-three Post-stations of the T˘kaid˘ Road (T˘kaid˘ go--san tsugi, 東海道五十三次 )

Robinson: 224

Description: Travelers at Kanagawa (神奈川)

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: 6th month of 1860

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: This is a key block print from the same series as the previous print.á It is an impression pulled from the first woodblock made by a carver from the artistĺs original drawing.á The artist would write instructions for each color on a separate key block print, and the woodblock for each color was cut using one of these as a guide.á Registration marks (kento) are found in the right lower corner and on the right side.á Kento are cut in each woodblock, so that the paper can be properly aligned on each woodblock during printing.á In addition to being a guide for carving the color woodblocks, the key block was also used to apply black ink (usually) in the printing process.

342

 

Series: Asahina (朝夷)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Asahina Sabur˘ Yoshihide Playing on the Island of Dwarfs (Asahina Saburo Yoshihide kobito-jima asobi, 朝比奈三郎義秀小人じま遊)

Description: Asahina Sabur˘ (朝夷三郎) on the island of the dwarfs

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

343

 

Series: Asahina (朝夷)

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Asahina Yoshihide in the Land of the Dwarfs (朝比奈義秀小人遊)

Description: Asahina Sabur˘ on the island of the dwarfs

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

Disguises of the Chinese Performer

 

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Disguises of the Chinese Performer

Description: Standing Chinese man with masks and headgear

Format: ďban (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters)

Date: c. 1840-1842

Publisher:

Series Twelve Elegant Heads - December 12 7-8 x 8 7-8 inches

 

Series:

Robinson: Not listed

Title: Fashionable hairstyles of twelve months (Fűryű atama juni tsuki, 風流あたま十二月)

Description: Kneeling figure with a hairstyle for each of the twelve months

Format: 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches

Date: Modern reproduction

Publisher:

áôRobinsonö refers to listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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