Series of Popular Songs on Children’s Games

(Kodomo asobi naga-uta zukushi, 子供遊長唄尽)

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

c. 1840

This series shows children performing traditional Japanese dances with the song lyrics inscribed above.  It is listed as number 109 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints in this series are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban. 

 

Title: Dojoji

Description:

 

 

Another state of the above design

 

Title:

Description: Dancing boy

 

 

Title: Kashima odori

Description: Two dancing boys

 

 

Title: Harugoma

Description: Two girls performing the Harugoma dance

 

 

Title: Dojoji

Description: Dancing girl

 

 

Title: Shirozake (しろざけ売, sweet white sake)

Description: Child as sake seller with two buckets

 

 

Another state of the above design without purple

    ‘Robinson’ refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). 

 

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