The Five Festivals

(Go sekku, 五節句)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijirô

c. 1843

 

This series shows beautiful women in scenes suggesting one of the five festivals.  The five festivals are Jinjitsu (January 7) Feast of the Seven Herbs or Mankind’s Day; Johshi (March 3) Doll Festival or Girls’ Day; Tango (May 5) Boys’ Day; Tanabata (July 7) Star Festival or Seventh Night; and Choyo (September 9) the Chrysanthemum Festival. The series is listed as number 86 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.

 

 

Title: Girlʼs Festival (女月)

Description: Woman crossing a small wooden drum bridge

 

 

Title: ?

Description: Woman with giant anchor

 

 

Title:

Description: Beauty bouncing ball

 

“Robinson” indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

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