ANDO HIROSHIGE
WATANABE: CATALOGUE OF THE MEMORIAL EXHIBITION


CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 237 TO 265
Titles with the mark denote titles of the series while the mark denotes the sub-title. Those titles without any mark are the additions of the compiler of the catalogue.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.

The illustrated books are of various kinds. Those entitled Kyoka-bon are collections of comic ballads composed by the versifiers of the times for the amusement of later generations. Those styled Kusazoshi are books of novels or humorous writings. The books displayed in the exhibition all contain some illustrations by Hiroshige. Those called Ebon consist of pictures only. These books are a great help to the study of the gradual growth of Hiroshige's style. Unlike most prints, they are usually dated.

Hiroshige was such a good composer of ballads that he had as his nom de plume, Tokaido Utashige. he was therefore very skilful in drawing illustrations for books of comic ballads. Figures and landscapes, simple as they are in composition, fully represent the taste and significance of the ballads.

 

 

 

Exhibitors

237.

KANDO CHIYUZOROI. ().
This is a book for children containing coloured illustrations of Chinese heroes, not dated but it was published probably in 1816. The style of pictures is very simple Ebon. Small size. 1 Vol. Published by Kikakudo.

Mr. H. Shugio

238.

KYOKA MURASAKI NO MAKI. (). Kyoka-bon.
The preface is dated February the fifteenth year of the Bunka era (1818). Hiroshige drew eight illustrations for the second volume, those for the first and last being done by Hokkei and Toshu respectively. Some of these eight illustrations are signed Ichiyusai-Hiroshige () which is the same style of signature found on No. 4. Furyu Itsutsu Karigane. This shows that when young Hiroshige styled himself Ichiyusai represented by the above characters before replacing the second character by () of the same pronunciation or yu. In the year quoted above, he was only two and twenty.

Mr. S. Watanabe

239.

DEHO-DAI MUCHA RON ().
Kusazoshi. 1 Vol. Book with illustrations of a drunkard, a monk, a widow, a parasite and a shampooer, each showing individual characteristics. Published by Iwatoya in 1822.

Mr. S. Sakai

240.

DO. Published as supplement of No. 239. Published by Iwatoya in 1831.

Mr. N. Ochiai

241.

HATA HIRUGAERU UGINO KUZU NO HA (). Kusazoshi. 3 Vols. Novel by Yoshimi Taneshige. Published by Senkakudo in 1834.

Mr. H. Shugio

242.

SHOSEI SHO (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. The book contains 108 pages each having a composer's portrait brushed in a simple style with his or her poem above. Published in 1836.

Do.

243.

KYOKA FUSO MEISHO ZUYE (). Kyoka-bon. Vol. III. Collection of comic verses on views, which were chosen by Hinokiyen. The book is complete in five volumes. Besides Vol. III, Vol. V. was illustrated by Hiroshige too. Published in 1839.

Do.

244.

KYOKA ROKU ROKU SHU (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. Published in 1840.

Do.

245.

HAIKAI KACHO SHU (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. Collection of Seventeen-syllabled verses on birds and flowers.

Do.

246.

HAIKAI-KA SAIHATSU SHU () Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. Published in 1840.

Do.

247.

HAIKAI KA BUNDAI GACHO (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol.

Do.

248.

UKIYO GAFU (). Ebon 3 Vols. Vol. I and II are illustrated by Eisen and Vol. III by Hiroshige. They are all small sketches of landscapes, birds and flowers, figures, and fish. Published by Eirakuya ().

Do.

249.

EBON CHUSHINGURA (). Illustrated book of the play. 2 Vols. Published by Kikujuyen () in 1846.

Mr. S. Watanabe

250.

KYOKA SANJU SHU (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. Collection of comic poems versifying plum, cherry blossoms and maple leaves. Published in 1846.

Mr. H. Shugio

251.

SOHITSU GAFU () Ebon 3 Vols. Book of Hasty Sketches. Published by Kinshodo () in 1848.

Do.

252.

TOKAIDO MEISHOZUYE (). Kyoka-bon. 4 Vols. Collection of comic poems versifying the sights of the fifty three stations on the Tokaido. Published in 1849.

Do.

253.

EBON TEBIKI GUSA (). Ebon 1 Vol. Copy book for the practice of drawing. Published by Iseya () in 1849.

Do.

254.

EBON YEDO MIYAGE (). Souvenirs of Yedo. Special care is taken to show the style of brushwork. Complete in ten volumes. Four volumes were first published with the characters (East), (South), (West), (North) instead of numbers. (In later editions these characters were all replaced by numbers) Vols. I.-VII. represent Hiroshige I 's works. Vols. VIII.-X., according to the preface, are also all Hiroshige's works but were published after his death. From the inferiority of the pictures as compared with the preceeding volumes, it appears that the last three volumes were produced by Hiroshige II. Vols. I.-IV. published in 1850, V.-VII (Date is unknown) VIII 1861, IX. 1864, and X. 1867. Published by Kinkodo ().

Mr. S. Watanabe

255.

KISO MEISHO ZUYE (). Kyoka-bon. 3 Vols. Collection of comic poems versifying the sights on the Kiso Highway. Published in 1851.

Mr. H. Shugio

256.

RYUSAI HYAKU ZU (). Ebon 1 Vol. containing brief sketches after the style of the Korin School. Published by Yoshigen () in 1851.

Do.

257.

TOKAIDO FUKEI ZUYE (). Ebon 4 Vols. containing sketches of the fifty three Tokaido stations. Published by Kinshodo in 1851.

Do.

258.

KYOKUN MAIGO FUDA () Ebon 1 Vol. of coloured prints for children. Published by Shorindo () in 1853.

Do.

259.

KOTO HISENRYO () Kyoka-bon. 3 Vols. Collection of comic poems versifying the three gayest quarters of Yedo City, viz., Nihonbashi (fish market), Yoshiwara (licensed quarter) and theatrical quarters. The 1st volume on Nihonbashi was by Hiroshige and the other two by Kuniyoshi and Toyokuni III. respectively. Published in 1853.

Mr. S. Watanabe

260.

KYOKA CHAKI ZAISHU (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. Collection of comic poems on tea illustrated by Hiroshige and Yoshitora (Kuniyoshi's pupil), landscapes by the former and figures by the latter. Published in 1855.

Mr. H. Shugio

261.

KYOKA SHIKI JINBUTSU (). Kyoka-bon. Collection of comic poems on rites and ceremonies and merry-makings of the year. The First, Second and Third volumes were on view in the exhibition. The book is complete probably in seven volumes. Published in 1855.

Do.

262.

KYOKA KOTO MEISHO ZUYE () Kyoka-bon. 14 Vols. Collection of comic poems on the famous sights of Yedo. The book consists of 16 parts each forming a separate volume with the exception of two parts one of which contains the 5th and 6th and the other the 15th and 16th volumes. The first volume is dated May 1856. The last volume containing the 15th and 16th was illustrated by Hiroshige II. and published in 1859.

Mr. H. Shugio

263.

KYOKA MOMOCHIDORI (). Kyoka-bon. 1 Vol. This is also called a collection of a hundred comic poems by different composers. The illustrations are like No. 242, the portraits of the poets drawn in simple style. This book contains a poem by Hiroshige himself and his portrait with his pen name of Tokaido-Utashige. Published in 1857.

Do.

264.

KYOKA YAMATO JINBUTSU () Kyoka-bon. 7 Vols. Collection of comic poems on all classes of society. Like No. 26, the illustrations are beautifully coloured.

Do.

265.

FUJIMI HYAKU ZU () Ebon Vol. 1. Collection of the pictures of Fujiyama sketched from far and near. This first volume was published in the year following Hiroshige's death. The second volume was published long after the first about 1890 probably from his block designs.

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