Twelve Months of Buffoonery

(Dke jyunigatsu no uchi, 道外十二月)

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Kichibei

c. 1839-1842

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). The images are each about 10 by 7 inches (25 by 18 centimeters), a size known as chban. Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ban.

Month: 2 (February)

Description:

Month: 1 (January)

Description: Children tormenting a street performer

Month: 4 (April)

Description: Battle of the first products of the season (Shigatsu hatsumono no arasoi)

Month: 3 (March)

Description: Battle of the dolls (Sangatsu hiina no isakai)

Month: 6 (June)

Description: Children tormenting a crippled man

Month: 5 (May)

Description:

Month: 8 (August)

Description: Man afraid of a shadow

Month: 7 (July)

Description: The Star Festival

Month: 10 (October)

Description: Bathhouse scene

Month: 9 (September)

Description:

Month: 12 (December)

Description: A parade of oni

Month: 11 (November)

Description: Raccoon dog selling scrotums that resemble Yatsaugashira potatoes sold at the Torinoichi Festival

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