Miscellaneous prints of the game of ken,

Part II

 

 

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Title: Three Countries’ ken (Sangoku ken, 三国拳)

Description: Animals playing ken

Date: 1st month of 1849 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi (called Hori Takichi of Yushima in Kuniyoshi by B. W. Robinson)

Linhart: 33/10027

 

Title: Three Countries’ ken (Sangoku ken, 三国拳)

Description: Animals playing ken

Date: 1st month of 1849

Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi (called Hori Takichi of Yushima in Kuniyoshi by B. W. Robinson)

Linhart: 34/10028

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Title: Ryûkôken

Description: The three dieties Okina Inari (left), Datsueba (in back) and O-Take-san (right foreground) playing ken

Date: 1849

Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi

Linhart: 46/10031

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Title: Ryûkôken

Description: The three dieties Okina Inari (left), Datsueba (in back) and O-Take-san (right foreground) playing ken

Date: 1849

Publisher: Ôta-ya Takichi

Linhart: 47/10032

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Title: Popular grandfather, grandmother and older sister-ken (Jiisan basan anesan ryûkô ken)

Description: The three gods Okina Inari (right), Datsueba (left) and O-Take-san (back) playing ken

Date: 4th month of 1849

Publisher: Kobayashi Taijirô

Linhart: 48/10022

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Title: Popular grandfather, grandmother and older sister-ken (Jiisan basan anesan ryûkô ken)

Description: The three gods Okina Inari (right), Datsueba (left) and O-Take-san (back) playing ken

Date: 4th month of 1849

Publisher: Kobayashi Taijirô

Linhart: 49/10023

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Title: Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu

Description: Datsueba is dancing to Okina Inari’s drum and O-6Take Dainichi’s shamisen

Date: 1849

Publisher: Enshû-ya Matabei

Linhart: 50/10029

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Title: Grandfather and a Foreigner (Jiisan basan ketôjin)

Description: Okina Inari, Datsueba, and a bearded barbarian from China playing sangoku-ken together

Date: 4th month of 1849

Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei

Linhart: 51/10143

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Title: The Ken Game of the Three Spinning Tops of Takezawa Baishô and Takezawa Tôji (Takezawa Baishô Tôji sankyoku ken, 竹沢 梅升 藤治 三曲拳)

Description:

Date: 1849 (censors Kinugasa and Yoshimura)

Publisher: Hayashi-ya Shôgorô

Linhart: Not listed

 

NOTE: Takezawa Baishô and Takezawa Tôji were entertainers who performed with spinning tops.

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Title: A collection of cats (Nekotsuruken)

Description: Cats are displayed in various attitudes with the following labels:

1. Fight during cat courtship (neko no kenka wa irogurui)

2. A grey cat, a tabby cat and a spotted bobtail cat slinking off (haige shirobuchi mike choko choko)

3. Purring and begging (nodo gorogoro narashite nedarimasho)

4. Meow, meow, meow—the soft touch of flirtation (sore nyan nyago nyan nyago jaretsukuna)

5. Black cat wearing a necklace (karasu ga kubittama shibarareta)

6. Tabby cat wandering around (dora wa hôbô kakezuruten)

7. Mouse, meow, and come here!  (nezumi de nyaa kinasee)

Date: 5th month of 1847

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô

Linhart: 15/00005

Linhart” refers to listing in the article ‘Kuniyoshi’s Ken Caricatures between 1847 and 1853’, by Sepp Linhart in Andon, Vol. 83, 2008, pp. 5-29

 

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