Ten Wise Womenĺs Fans

(Jikken onna ˘gi, 十賢女扇)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

1843

 

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

 

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

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

Robinson: S25.1

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

Scene: Tora of ďiso (大礒乕) nursing her baby, the son of Soga Jur˘ Sukenari, with toys scattered on the ground

Robinson: S25.2

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

Scene: Shizuka Gozen (静御前) in the robes and cap of a shiraby˘shi dancer carrying a tsuzumi (small hourglass-shaped wooden drum)

Robinson: S25.3

 

Scene: Gi˘ (祇王) with a lamp behind her

Robinson: S25.4

 

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

Scene: Eguchi no Tamae (江口玉江) looking out into the rain from a veranda

Robinson: S25.5

 

Image courtesy of Tom and Yasumi Taylor

 

Scene: Sei Sh˘nagon (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

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

Scene: 筒井筒女 (untranslated)

Robinson: Unlisted

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  10 Wise Women's Fans (S25

 

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

Robinson: Unlisted

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

ôRobinsonö 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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