The Twelve Months

(Jni tsuki no uchi, 十二月の内)

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

c. 1831

 

This series is not listed 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 ban.

 

 

First month (正月)

 

Second month (二月)

 

Third month (三月)

 

Fourth month (四月)

 

NOTE: Of the illustrated images, this is the only one with a publishers seal or a kiwame seal.

 

Fifth month (五月)

 

Sixth month (六月)

 

Seventh month (七月)

 

Eighth month (八月)

Nineth month (九月)

Tenth month (十月)

Eleventh month (十一月)

 

Twelfth month (十二月)

 

Some of the prints have a continuation of the image from another print, indicating that they were intended to be diptychs.

 

 

 

 

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