Toy prints

 

This category includes toy prints (omocha-e) and advertising prints (hikifuda). Some of these prints are printed entirely or predominantly in red, and are known as aka-e. Aka-e were said to protect against smallpox. None of the prints on this page are listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

 

 

Series: Advertisements for Toys at the Hagino-ya Toy Shop

Text: Pinwheel and Papier-mch Daruma Doll (Kazaguruma ni hariko no Daruma)

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

Date: c. 1827-1832

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

 

Series: Advertisements for Toys at the Hagino-ya Toy Shop

Text: Papier-mch Rabbit and Owl with a Childs Toy Drum (Mamedaiko ni hariko no usagi to mimizuku)

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

Date: c. 1827-1832

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

 

Series: Advertisements for Toys at the Hagino-ya Toy Shop

Text: Papier-mch Lion-dance Doll and Top (Koma ni hariko no shishimai)

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

Date: c. 1827-1832

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

 

Series: Advertisements for Toys at the Hagino-ya Toy Shop

Description: Toy rabbit and hobbyhorse

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

Date: c. 1827-1832

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

 

Series: Advertisements for Toys at the Hagino-ya Toy Shop

Description: Fish and Bird Pull Toys

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

Date: c. 1827-1832

Size: Chban (about 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters)

 

Description: Rabbit pull toy and turtle

Publisher:

Date: 1842 or earlier (kiwame censor seal)

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

Description: Toy owl and horse

Publisher:

Date: 1842 or earlier (kiwame censor seal)

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

Description: Toy owl and mouse

Publisher:

Date:

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Description: Daruma doll and akamimizuka (red horned owl doll)

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir

Date: 1846-1852

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

This image is from Kuniyoshis 1832 shunga book, Shunshoku mutamagawa (春色六玉川).

 

Title: Elegant Poppyseed Kites (Fry keshi-dako, 風流けしだこ)

Description:

Publisher: Probably Takakichi:

Date: c. 1839-1843

 

NOTE: In this context, poppyseed means miniature. I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

 

 

Title: New Edition Kite Collection (Shinpan tako zukushi, 新板凧つくし)

Description: Designs for kites

Publisher: Unidentified

Date: Probably 1867, which makes this a posthumous printing

 

I am grateful to Robrt Pryor for this image.

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