Comic and Miscellaneous Prints

 

Comic prints are known as giga (戯画) or giga-e (戯画絵), and playful pictures are called asobi-e (遊び絵).á Several additional comic prints may be found in the harimaze section.

 

Series

Date

Robinson*

Caricatures of the 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (Ky˘ga Suikoden g˘ketsu ippyaku hachinin)

1830

Comic Paper Lantern Chűshingura (D˘ke Ch˘chingura)

1830

 

Ghost Stories: Night Procession of the Hundred Demons (Kaidan hyakki yagy˘)

1830

 

Clowning Around (D˘ke)

1839-1842

 

A Set of Goldfish (Kingyo tsukushi)

1839-1842

 

The Monstersĺ Chűshingura (Bakemono Chushingura)

1839-1842

 

Twelve Months of Buffoonery (D˘ke jyunigatsu no uchi)

1839-1842

 

Genuine Instruction for Children in Mad Pictures (Jitsu go-ky˘ ky˘gwa d˘gaku)

1840

118

Comic Comparisons of the Koma Pieces in Sh˘gi (Koma kurabe sh˘gi no tawamure)

c. 1840

188

Fun with Fukurokujiĺs Head (Fukurokuju atama no tawamure)

1840

194

Brother Pictures for Comparison (fan prints) (E-ky˘daiá awase kagami)

c. 1840

The Hundred Poets (Hyaku-nin isshu)

1840-1842

32

A Collection of Winter Cherries (chűban) (H˘zuki zukushi)

1840-1842

 

An Assortment of Thunder Gods (Kaminari zukushi)

c. 1840-1842

 

Anthropomorphized Octopuses for the 53 Stations of the T˘kaid˘ (horizontal chűban)

c. 1840-1842

 

Fashionable Octopus Games (Ryűk˘ tako no asobi)

c. 1840-1842

 

Comic Twelve Signs (vertical chűban) (D˘ke jű-ni-shi)

1841

 

Shankĺs Mare on the Kisokaid˘ (Kisokaid˘ zoku hizakurige) Series added 11/15/22

c. 1841

 

Cat Homophones (Neko no ateji)

1842

196

Raccoon Dogs (Tanuki)

1842

209

Tenguá

1842

 

A Collection of Humorous Short Poems (chűtanzakuban) (Ky˘ka zukushi) Images added 11/28/22

c. 1842

 

Moral Philosophy Illustrated for Children (chűban) (Shingaku osana etoki)

1842-1843

 

Crazy Thoughts from Takezawa Tojiĺs Imagination (spinning tops)

c. 1843

Comic Sweet Corn (chűban) (D˘ke t˘morokoshi) Image added 11/28/22

1842-1846

 

Series of Fashionable Comic Spinning-tops (Ryűk˘ d˘ke koma zukushi)

1844

195

More Fun with Raccoon Dogs (Aratamete tanuki no tawamure)

1844-1846

 

Eight Successful Plays Performed by Bats (Yatsu atari d˘ke k˘mori)

1844-1846

 

Moral Philosophy Illustrated for Children (chűtanzakuban) (Shingaku osana etoki)

1845

115

Fukusuke Fitted to One's Thoughts (Omou ni kanai Fukusuke)

c. 1845

177

Popular Raccoon Dogs as... (D˘ke tanuki no...)

1846

Characters from the Wastepaper Basket (Jimbutsu kami kuzu kago)

1846-1848

199

Darumaĺs Buffoonery (D˘ke Daruma asobi)

1847

191

Fashionable Cat Frolics (Ryűk˘ neko no tawamure)

1847

197

Actorsĺ Caricatures Scribbled on Walls

1847-1848

179 and 182

Imitations of the Twelve Months (Miburi ju-ni omoi gwatsu)

1847-1848

211

Composite Pictures (Yose-e)

1847-1848

Treasury of Humor Modeled by Toads

1847-1848

85

Kuniyoshi's Parody on the Samurai's Loyalty (Gishi no seichű Yoshi ga tawamure)

1847-1848

 

The Tenn˘ Festival (Tenn˘ matsuri)

1847-1850

 

Comic Parts for the Twelve Signs (D˘ke miburi jű-ni-shi)

1848

180

Witty Work for Silhouettes (Sono omokage hodoyoku utsushie)

1848-1851

100 Pleasant Stories (Hyaku iro-banashi)

1849-1851

202

Series of Caricatures of Catfish (drawings) (D˘ke namazu zukushi)

1849-1851

 

A Collection of Warrior Rebuses (Musha zukushi hanjimono)

1849-1851

 

Eight Characteristics of Drinkers (Y˘mi happai)

1849-1852

 

Untitled series of the Chűshingura performed by bats

1849-1852

 

Modern Style Set of the Provinces in Edo Brocade (K˘to nishiki imay˘ kuni-zukushi)

1852

171

Six Fashionable Female Poetic Immortals (Fűryű onna rokkasen)

1853

Fifty-three Stations on Shankĺs Mare (Hizakurige go--san eki)

1854

204

Collection of Humorous Scenes from Joruri Drama (D˘ke j˘ruri zukushi)

1855

215

Comic Twelve Signs (horizontal chűban) (D˘ke jű-ni-shi)

1855

Modern Select Dolls (T˘sei mitate ningy˘ no uchi)

1855-1856

185

Moral Guidelines for Good and Naughty Apprentices (Ky˘kun zenaku koz˘ zoroe)

1857

Illustrated Examples of Mad Sketches (Ky˘gwa e-tehon)

1859

222

Fifty-three Post-stations of the T˘kaid˘ Road (T˘kaid˘ go--san tsugi)

1860

224

 

Faces That Can Be Inverted

 

 

Prints of wigs and headgear

 

 

Miscellaneous prints of the game of ken

 

 

Miscellaneous comic series

 

110, 183, and 189

Comic and miscellaneous individual prints Images added 11/27/22

 

 

Comic and miscellaneous triptychs and diptychs Image added 11/29/22 (at end)

 

 

Toy print

 

 

Giga (many small pictures on one sheet) Image added 11/27/22

 

 

Prints of the seven gods of good luck

 

183

Fan prints of humorous and miscellaneous subjects

 

201

 

*Series number in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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