Moral Guidelines for Good and Naughty Apprentices

(Ky˘kun zenaku koz˘ zoroe, 教訓善悪小僧揃)

1857

 

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chűban.á Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

 

Description: Properly sleeping apprentices (nez˘ no ii koz˘) and apprentices rising early only on holidays (yadoiri ni bakari hayaokisuru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

Description: Apprentice minding his steps carefully (tsumatsukanu y˘ni aruku koz˘) and apprentice looking at a kite and falling over a drain (tako ni mitorete dobu ni ochiru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

This pair of prints, and all the prints below, are from a less labor intensive edition, which almost invariably means a later printing.á In this edition, the delicate shading (bokashi) in the title cartouche was omitted.á Bokashi was achieved by hand-applying a gradation of ink to the wooden printing block rather than inking the block uniformly.á This hand-application had to be repeated for each sheet of paper that was printed.

 

Description: Apprentice playing sum˘ with his master's child (bofuchan to sum˘ o toru koz˘) and apprentices wrestling at the public bathhouse (yuya de sum˘ o toru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice doing his own sewing (hokorobi o jibunde nuu koz˘) and apprentice tearing off a seam (hokorobi o kiru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice running errands (tsukai saki y˘ no yoku tariru koz˘) and apprentice encouraging dogs to chase each other (inu o kamiawaseru koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentices clowning on a bridge (hashi no rankan o wataru koz˘) and skillful and well-behaved apprentices (tsukai no yoi koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentice who is taking good care of his master's child (shujin no kodomo o taisetsu ni suru koz˘) and apprentice who is scolding his master's child (shujin no kodomo o shikaru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice breaking wind next to adults (otona soba he suru koz˘) and apprentice as dutiful companion (taisetsu ni otomo o suru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice who likes dogs (inu o kawaigaru koz˘, 犬をかわいがる小僧) and apprentice beating dogs (inu o butsu koz˘, 犬をぶつ小僧)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Apprentice liking cats (neko zuki na koz˘) and puzzled apprentice (pon to shita koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Well-educated apprentice (gy˘gi no ii koz˘) and apprentice playing menko (menchi uchi suru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Brave and thorough apprentice (omoikiri no ii koz˘) and clumsy apprentice (sosokkashii koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice who likes war scripts (gunsho zukina koz˘) and apprentice who enjoys imitating voices (kowairo no sukina koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentice who is arguing with a maid (gejo to ibari afu koz˘) and apprentice who gets along well with his colleagues (h˘bai naka no ii koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentices taking their work seriously (kagy˘ o daiji ni suru koz˘) and apprentices throwing stones (ishi o nageru koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Apprentices trying to get quickly away from a fight (kenka no toki hayaku nigeru koz˘) and apprentices chasing a horse (uma no ato o oikakeru koz˘) 

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Apprentice who never forgets to say thank you (k˘j˘ o wasurenu koz˘) and apprentices kicking puppies (inukoro o ashi de omocha ni suru koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

 

Description: Apprentice turning his umbrella like a wheel (kasa o kuruma no wa no y˘ ni korogashite aruku koz˘); apprentice turning his umbrella while splashing water on other people (kasa o mawashite hoka ni mizu o hanekasu koz˘); apprentice returning the borrowed umbrella properly (karita kasa o teinei ni shite kaesu koz˘) and apprentice returning home all wet because he didn't borrow an umbrella (kasa o karizu ni nurete kaeru koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: A properly bowing apprentice (orikagami no yoi koz˘) and a prying apprentice (namagiki na koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentice tidying up thoroughly (s˘ji o yoku suru koz˘) and apprentice breaking ice (k˘ri o kowasu koz˘)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

 

Description: Apprentice not taking lost property (ochiteiru mono o hirawanu koz˘) and strolling apprentice kicking stones (ishi o keri nagara aruku koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Apprentice looking after his sandals (hakimono ni ki o tsukeru koz˘) and apprentices pushing a wagon (kuruma no ato o osu koz˘)

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

Description: Apprentice who is a popular with regular customers (tokui saki uke no ii koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

Description: Apprentice entertaining a group of children (kodomoshű o yoku asobaseru koz˘) and apprentices scribbling on a wall (kabe ni mudagaki suru koz˘)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

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