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: 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 ôatariö 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

 

Series: Rebus on Warriors (Musha zukushi hanji mono, 武者づくしはんじもの)

Robinson: Not listed

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

Date: 1849-1851 (censors Muramatsu and Fuku)

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

 

Series: Rebus on Warriors (Musha zukushi hanji mono, 武者づくしはんじもの)

Robinson: Not listed

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

Date: 1849-1851 (censors Muramatsu and Fuku)

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

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 - 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˘

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:

Series: Series of Caricatures of Catfish (D˘ke namazu zukushi)

Robinson: Not listed

Top title: Namazu no d˘zuki (Catfish Leveling the Ground)

Top description: Six catfish construction workers level the construction site with the concerted help of a huge octopus

Bottom title: Odoriko d˘j˘-ji (Dancer of the D˘j˘-ji Dance)

Bottom description: A fish in the costume of a d˘j˘-ji dance under a large bell temple bell

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

Date: c. 1851

Publisher: Ki-ya S˘jir˘

 

NOTE: This and the following sheet are hanshita-e (final drawings) for a chűban series that was never published.

Series: Series of Caricatures of Catfish (D˘ke namazu zukushi)

Robinson: Not listed

Top title: Sanj˘ kogani (Small Crab of Sanj˘)

Top description: A crab blacksmith hammers a sword in front of a Shinto altar

Bottom title: Omi no Okane (Okane from ďmi Province)

Bottom description: A catfish as the strong-woman Okane, restrains a horse by stepping on its lead rope

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

Date: c. 1851

Publisher: Ki-ya S˘jir˘

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

 

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