Series of Fashionable Comic Spinning-tops

(Ryk dke koma zukushi, 流行道外こまづくし)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur

1844

 

This series is listed as 195 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chban. Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

Diving girl (ama) with the treasure pearl (Komatorihime)

 

The calligrapher Ono-no Tf (Koma no Tf)

 

Gor Tokimune (Kona mo Gor Tokimune)

 

Asahina and the flying squirrel (Momon goma)

Kumagaye (or Kumagai) Naozane challenging 16-year old Mukwan no tayu Atsumori (Komagae Jir Naozane)

 

Koma no Denz

 

Wild horse (Hanare koma)

 

Bumbuku-chagama (a Japanese folktale usually translated into English as The Magic Teakettle

Hauta nayose no komauri

The koma turtle from the dragon palace (Ryg no kame no koma, 龍宮ノ亀のこま)

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