One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions

(Hyakushiki menso, 百色面相)

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjirô

c. 1836

 

This series of caricatures is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series, 1830-1844, jkkj

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series, 1830-1844, rter

Antique Japanese Woodblock Print Kuniyoshi 100 Facial

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series, 1830-1844, CIMG2263

 

nedomo-ayashi (unidentified)

kimotsubeshi (great surprise)

hamigaki (tooth-powder)

kemuri (smoke)

ude-oshi (arm-wrestling)

ohaguro (tooth-blacking)

mimikaki (ear pick)

zoruri (unidentified)

 

Kuniyoshi - unidentified series, 1830-1844, CIMG2264

 

“Robinson” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

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