A Mirror of Faithful Courtesans

Number of Print: 2/?
References: Stewart

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The Courtesan Komurasaki of the Miura-ya House
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Portrait of Umegawa of Tsuchiya

Eight Views of Figures Inside and Outside
Soto to uchi sugata hakkei
外と内姿八景

Date: 1821
Publisher: Eijudo
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 4/4
References: Memorial Catalogue (5), Strange

This series consists of four sheets each having two views, one in a small circle above the figure piece.

Alternative title: Eight Views Comparing Women and Scenery

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Night Rain on the Grille / Courtesan fully attired offering kiseru (smoking pipe) to her lover outside
Kōshi no yau
Outdoor: Night Rain on the Grille
Magaki no seiran
Indoor: Courtesan fully attired offering kiseru (smoking pipe) to her lover outside
Evening snow on the verandah / Woman going to rest and calling her servant by clapping her hands
Roka no bosetsu
Outdoor: Evening snow on the verandah
Zashiki no yusho
Indoor: Woman going to rest and calling her servant by clapping her hands
Wild geese homing, and a kago hurrying on the road / Woman awakening from sleep
Tampo no rakugan
Outdoor: Wild geese homing, and a kago hurrying on the road
Kinuginu ban sho
Indoor: Woman awakening from sleep
Girls on a jetty pulling in a boat / Geisha in night robe warming her hands over a charcoal fire
Yanagi bashi no shugetsu
Outdoor: Girls on a jetty pulling in a boat
Kuake no kihan
Indoor: Geisha in night robe warming her hands over a charcoal fire

Figure Sketches

Date: ~1835
Format: Sanchōgake
Number of Prints: 10/?

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Courtesan Seated by a Lantern
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Women Dancing
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Woman Pounding Cloth
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Dolls and Plum Branch
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Woman with Spring Greens
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Girl with Battledore
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Tea Whisk Vendor
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Woman Gathering Seaweed
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Woman with an Iron Cauldron on her Head
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Women Planting Rice

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Woman Pounding Cloth
Women Dancing
Courtesan Seated by a Lantern
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Girl with Battledore
Woman with Spring Greens
Dolls and Plum Branch

Improvised Shadows
Sokkyō kageboshi zukushi

Date: ~1841
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 11/?
References: van Vleck (p.190),

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A Dried Salmon and a Tea Kettle
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A Pine Tree with Exposed Roots and a Warbler in a Plum Tree
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An Incoming Ship and a Tea Cup on a Stand
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Faceted Lantern and Crane
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Mt. Fuji and a Bridge Railing
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Owl and Mushroom
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Stone Lantern and Falcon on a Perch
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Tea Pot on Portable Stove and Wine Warmer
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A Rabbit and a Fukujuso Plant in Pot
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A Wild Goose on Rock and a Cat

Famous Products of the Various Provinces
Shokoku meisan
諸国名産

Date: 1835-40
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 4/?

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(Top L) Adiantum and Handicrafts of Yumoto, Souvenirs of Hakone in Sagami and Izu Provinces
(Top R) Hollyhock Leaves from Kamo and Fans from Mieido in Kyoto
(Bottom L) Hand Puppets from Asakusa and "Equinox" Cherry Blossoms from Ueno in Edo
(Bottom R) Trout from the Tama River and Cherry Blossoms from Koganei in Musashi Province
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(Top L) Wooden Carving of Warblers, a Product of Kameido in Edo and a Branch of the Reclining Dragon Plum Tree
(Top R) Baked Clams, a Famous Product of Kuwana in Ise Province
(Bottom L) Souvenir Hand Puppets from Oji and Cherry Blossoms from Mt. Asuka in Edo
(Bottom R) Kiyomizu Ceramics and Blossoms from the "Landowner's" Cherry Tree in Kyoto
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(Top L) Plum Vinegar Spear and Straw Hat, Souvenirs of Oyama
(Top R) Bonito and Eggplants, First Products of the New Year at Nihon Bridge in Edo
(Bottom L) Preserved Abalone and Shell Work, Souvenirs of Enoshima in Sagami Province
(Bottom R) Pickles and Seaweed from Omori in Edo and Plum Blossoms from Kamata
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(Top L) Gulls on the Sumida River in Edo
(Top R) Carp in the Tone River in Shimosa Province
(Bottom L) Plum Blossoms and Pottery Figurines, Famous Products of Imado in Edo
(Bottom R) Decorated Willow Branch and Rabbit Hammer, Souvenirs of the First Rabbit Day of the New Year in Edo

Flower Gardens in the Four Seasons
(Shiki no hanazono)
四季の花園

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 4/?

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Morning Glories
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Lilies
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Peonies
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Kerria Roses and Iris

Money Trees for Virtuous Women
(Fukutoku kane no naru ki)
婦久得金の成木

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 8/13?
References: Strange, Stewart

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Hardworking (Isogashiki)
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Handwriting (Shuseki)
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Good-tempered (Otonashiki)
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Sewing
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The Tree of Good Looks
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The Careful Wife
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Woman Offering a Pipe
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The Tree Which Grows Fruit Women Like

Flourishing Business in Balladtown
(Jōruri-machi hanka no zu)
浄るり町繁栄の図

Date: 1852
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō (Dansendō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 7/?

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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)
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Prosperous Joruri District (Street Vendors and Customers in a Busy Market)

A Collection of Comical Warriors
Dōke musha zukushi

Date: 1854
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 9/?

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Kajiwara Genta Kagesue Selling Miniature Plum Trees, and Fujiwara no Yasumasa Farting at his Assailant
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Minamoto no Yorimasa and I no Hayata with a Performing Nue, and Kumagai Buying Noodles from Atsumori
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Momotaro and a Demon, and Taira no Tadanori and the Oil Thief
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Nitta no Shiro Tadatsune at a Restaurant for Boar Meat, and Sato no Tadanobu Manipulating a Puppet of the Dancer Shizuka
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Ōmori Hikoshichi and the Demon Shopping at a Straw-craft Shop, and Susanoo no Mikoto Selling Dragon-headed Eel
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Sakata Kintoki Selling Candy to Demons, and Nasu no Yoichi at the Yashima Archery Parlour
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Sojobo, Ushiwakamaru, and Goblins as Street Entertainers, and Warriors Impersonating Horsemen
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Tawara Tōda Selling Centipede Oil Medicine, and Satsuma no kami Tadanori Selling Roasted Potatoes
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Watanabe no Tsuna Selling Tickets to a Sideshow, and Musashibo Benkei Selling Used Weapons and Priest's Gear

Selection of Ten Flowers Currently in Full Bloom
(Tōsei jū kasen)
当盛十花撰

Date: 1854-58
Publisher: Ebisuya Shōshichi (Kinshōdō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 10
References: Kunisada Project

This series was designed by Hiroshige (background flower) and Kunisada (foreground figures of actors).
The series was first issued in 1854, in six sheets, under the title Selection of Six Flowers Currently in Full Bloom (Tōsei rokkasen) and reissued in 1858 with four additional designs, under the title Selection of Ten Flowers Currently in Full Bloom (Tōsei jū kasen). For the sheets already published, the censor's seals remain the same in the second edition, but the series title and some of the actors' faces are changed.

Selection of Six Flowers (Tōsei rokkasen)
Number of Prints: 4/6

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Begonia: Actors Nakayama Ichizō I and Bandō Shūka I
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Hibiscus (Fūyō): Actors Kataoka Gadō II and Ōtani Tokuji II
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Hydrangea (Ajisai): Actors Bandō Takesaburō I and Nakamura Tsuruzō I
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Morning Glory (Kengyūka/asagao): Actors Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII and Asao Okuyama III

Selection of Ten Flowers (Tōsei jū kasen)
Number of Prints: 10/10

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Begonia (Shūkaidō): Actors Nakamura Jakuemon I and Onoe Kikugorō IV
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Hibiscus (Fuyō): Actors Kataoka Gadō II and Ōtani Tokuji II
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Hydrangea (Ajisai): Actors Bandō Takesaburō I and Nakamura Tsuruzō I
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Iris (Shôbu): Actors Bandō Muraemon I and Iwai Kumesaburō III
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Lily (Yuri): Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I and Nakamura Kantarō I
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Morning Glory (Kengyūka/asagao): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I and Arashi Kichiroku I
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Peony (Botan): Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII and Ichikawa Kodanji IV
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Pink (Nadeshiko): Actor Ichikawa Shinsha I and an unidentified actor
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Poppy (Keshi): Actors Ichikawa Ichizō III and Arashi Kangorō I
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Summer Chrysanthemum (Natsugiku): Actors Sawamura Tosshō II and Sawamura Yoshijirō I