The Children’s Instructor in Etiquette

(Kodomo shorei shitsuke-gata, 子供諸礼躾方)

Publisher: Murata-ya Jirôbei

c. 1840

 

This series shows children modeling proper behavior.  The series is listed as number 136 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Kuniyoshi - The Children's Instructor in Ediquite,  R136, two childrenc199

 

Modeled behaviors: Handling a folding screen (屏風のたてやう) and adjusting a shôji screen (障子の明たてしやう)

 

 

 

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Modeled behaviors: Hanging a scroll (掛物かけやう) and arranging flowers inside the home (立花生花見やう)

 

 

Modeled behaviors: Correct posture when dinning (膳での食事のしかた) and bowing when serving a meal (給仕のしかた)

 

 

 

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

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