Women in Tazuna-striped Fashions Visiting Shrines on Festival Days

(Tazunazome uma no ennichi, たづなぞめ牛のえん日)

Publisher: Fushimi-ya Zenroku

c. 1845

 

“Tazunazome” refers to a pattern of red and white diagonal stripes.  The women portrayed in these prints are identical to those in the series Eight Views of Night Visiting.  This series of prints 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 ๔ban.

 

Shrine: Sodesuri Inari

Beauty: Woman washing her hands at the shrine entrance while holding the edges of her kimono sleeves in her mouth  

Schaap: 12.1

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

Shrine: Okina Inari

Beauty: Woman stroking the stone carving of Inari, the guardian-fox of the shrine

Schaap: 12.2

 

No image available

 

Shrine: Tamazome Inari

Beauty: Woman holding paper tissues during a visit to the shrine

Schaap: 12.3

 

No image available

 

Shrine: Kurosuke Inari

Beauty: Woman holding a small blind-folded doll, a miniature inari (fox) mask for it and a box during a visit to the Kurosuke Inari Shrine

Schaap: 12.4

 

Shrine:

Beauty: Woman turning her head three-quarters to the left while wiping her hands with a cloth

Schaap: 12.5

 

Shrine: Yoshitoku Inari

Beauty: Woman praying at the Yoshitoku Inari Shrine during the Horse Festival

Schaap: 12.6

 

NOTE: This design is only known from a drawing

“Schaap” refers to listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998).

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