Ten Wise Women’s Fans

(Jikken onna ôgi, 十賢女扇)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotarô

1843

 

The prints in this series are each about 10 by 7 inches (25 by 18 centimeters), a size known as chûban.

 

Scene: Kaji of Gion seated on a bench holding a fan and watching rise from a fumigator

Robinson: S25.1

 

Scene: Tora of Ôiso nursing her baby, the son of Soga Jurô Sukenari, with toys scattered on the ground

Robinson: S25.2

 

Scene: Shizuka-gozen (静御前) in the robes and cap of a shirabyôshi dancer carrying a tsuzumi (small hourglass-shaped wooden drum)

Robinson: S25.3

 

No image available

 

Scene: Giô holding a lamp behind her

Robinson: S25.4

 

 

Scene: Eguchi no Tamae looking out into the rain from a veranda

Robinson: S25.5

 

Image courtesy of Tom and Yasumi Taylor

 

Scene: Sei Shônagon (清少納言, c. 966-1017) at her writing desk

Robinson: Unlisted

 

I am grateful to Kate Zotova for the image and to Christina Ghanbarpour for the description

 

Scene: 筒井筒女 (untranslated)

Robinson: Unlisted

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

Scene: Poetess Ono no Komachi (小野小町) in a doorway

Robinson: Unlisted

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

“Robinson” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

 

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