Fan Prints of Humorous and Miscellaneous Subjects, Part III

 

 

Description: Frogs Reenacting the Battle ofá Yashimaura (Yashimaura kaerugassen)

Date: c. 1839

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Title: Funny Frogs of Various Kinds

Date:

Publisher: Ise-ya Soemon

Title: Dyeing Fabrics in Different Colors (Sometsuku iro tsukushi, そめいろづくし)

Date: c. 1835

Publisher:

Title: Artistic Performances of Daruma-monks (T˘sei Daruma no gei zukushi)

Description: Five variations of Daruma: two squabbling women, two jugglers, and the actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as the aged Daruma, whose nose was so long that a thread, wound around his nose and one ear, would actually hold

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: A lionĺs mask, a Daruma doll, a female doll with bare shoulders, an owl and a male doll playing with a piece of paper (fukigami)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: Two toys performing a lion dance, a servant carrying a straw basket, a rabbit pounding mochi, a toy rabbit on wheels and a man roasting an eel

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Toys with Actorĺs Expressions (Sono omokage teasobi zukushi)

Description: In the upper row: Otafuku, a fox playing the samisen and a Tenjiku Tokube toy; in the lower row: a dog, a fox statue and a doll making fried tofu (dengaku)

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Description: Urashima Tar˘ leading Otohime, who is riding on an octopus

Date:

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

 

NOTE: Otohime is the daughter of Ryujin, dragon-god of the sea

Description: Women and children enjoying shadow pictures

Date: c. 1832-1844

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Title: 猫の左仮

Description: Cats having a tea party

Date: c. 1845

Publisher:

Title: Takezawaĺs Popular Comic Spinning Tops (Takezawa ryűk˘ d˘ke koma zoroi)

Description: A straw hat seller (kasaya), a mochi maker (tsukiya), a Shint˘ priest (kannushi), a wife (kamisan), a ladyĺs maid (gejo) and a water seller (mizuya) with heads depicted as tops (koma)

Date: 1844

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Title: The Competition of Longevity (Arittakezawa jumy˘ kurabe, ありつ竹沢寿命くらべ)

Description: From left to right: Kikujid˘ (the Chrysanthemum Boy), T˘b˘saku, Urashima Tar˘ and Miura ďsuke are watching the famous top spinner (kyoku goma) Takezawa T˘ji

Date: 1844

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyube

Title: Collection of Things with Names that End with ôMenö

Description:

Date: c. 1830-44

Publisher: Ise-ya Soemon

Title: Brushes with Make-up off the Beaten Path (Dogai kesho no tawamure, 道外化粧のたわむれ)

Subtitle: Fireworks (Hanabi, 花火)

Description: Animated cosmetic utensils watching fireworks on a river bank

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Kojima-ya Jűbei

Title: Brushes with Make-up off the Beaten Path (Dogai kesho no tawamure, 道外化粧のたわむれ)

Subtitle: Omori (大森)

Description: Animated cosmetic utensils strolling on the seashore at Omori

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Muramatsu Genroku)

Publisher: Kojima-ya Jűbei

Title: None

Description: Figures on a blue ground forming spinning tops

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

Title: 小日向水道町茶処播磨屋

Description:

Date: 1860

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugor˘

NOTE: The publishers seal () appears in several places on the print.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Title: Caricatures of Iwafuji and O-Hatsu, and a Game of Toad-Tiger-Fox

Date: 1847

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Description: Sparrows dressed as people

Date: c. 1843-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Title: Various Birds as Discount Merchants (Shoch˘ yasuuri zukushi, 諸鳥やすうりづくし)

Description: Street vendors depicted as various birds

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Title: All Cheap Provisions (Shokurio ambai zukushi)

Description: Animals working in a restaurant

Date:

Publisher:

Series: One Hundred Follies of Sparrows (Suzume no hyakky˘, 雀の百狂)

Title: Bird Catcher (Tori sachi, 鳥さし)á

Description: Sparrows dressed as people catching a huge crow while the other sparrows are celebrating

Date: 1844-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Title: None

Description: A street at night in the Yoshiwara brothel district

Date: c. 1844

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Title: Raccoon Dog and Foxes at Play (Tanuki to kitsune no asobi, 狸ト狐の遊び)

Description: Raccoon dog and foxes having a picnic on the formerĺs giant scrotum

Date: c. 1842

Publisher: Suruga-ya Sakujir˘

Title:

Description: Cats playing the traditional Japanese game of kemari (football)

Date:á c. 1840-1842

Publisher:

Title: None

Description: Chrysanthemums under the moon

Date: c. 1830á

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

ôRobinsonö refers to series number in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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