CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 134 TO 156
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.
These represent the scenes of the famous restaurants in Yedo with beautiful sceneries near by as the background. This series consists of 30 sheets of Ō-ban Yokoye and was published by Fujihiko. Those not put on display in the exhibition are as follows: The words bracketed indicate the names of the restaurants.
Shiba Shinmeisha Uchi (Shatetsu-rō). Nihonbashi (Kashiwagi). Asakusa Kaminarimon Mae (Kame-ya). Honjo Komme (Ogura-an). Hakusan Keiseiga Kubo (Daisen). Yanagishima no Zu (Hashimoto). Yushima (Matsu Kane-ya). Shinyoshiwara Yemonzaka Nihonzutsumi (Harima-ya). Shitaya Hirokōji (Oike). Fukagawa Hachiman Mae (Ushiomura). Mukōjima (Daikoku-ya). Mimeguri no Kei (Toyo-ha-ya). Zōshigaya no Zu (Myoga-ya). Imadobashi no Zu (Tama-Shō). Ryōgoku (Aoyagi). Ryōgoku Yanagibashi (Ōno) Ikeno Hata (Hōraiya). Daisenji Mae (Tagawa-ya). Kameido Uramon (Tama-ya). Ōji (Ōgi-ya). Ryōgoku Yanagibashi (Umegawa). Mukōjima no Zu (Hira-Iwa). Fukagawa Hachiman Keidai (Niken Jya-ya). Ryōgoku Yanagibashi (Kawachi-ya). Ushijima (Musashi-ya). San-ya (Yaozen) Sumidagawa Hashiba Watashi Zu (Yanagi-ya).
The title of this series
Three Famous Views of Yedodoes not mean three famous sights of Yedo but views of the snow, moon and flowers in various places in the city. Besides the above three, those known are
given below: They are of Ō-ban Yokoye and were published by Marujin (Yenju-dō ).
Shiba Zōjōji Setchū, Zōjōji Temple, Shiba, in Snow.
Takanawa no Tsuki, the Mown at Takanawa.
Uyeno Hanazakari, Cherry Blossoms at Uyeno.
The above sheets are of the same size as Ō-ban Yokoye. Each print is bordered after the shape of a folding fan and the whole space outside the border is coloured green or yellow. Their publisher is Fujihiko. Besides the above, this series contains the following two prints:
Susaki no Seiran, Clearing Weather at Susaki.
Uyeno no Banshō, Vesper Bells at Uyeno.
This series contains only a few prints. The fact is that Hiroshige was not good at drawing war pictures.
Two of these prints
The characters of the title are written in the Gyōsho style, and on that account this series is generally known as the Gyōsho Tōkaidō. The names of the stations are the same as those of No. 54 Tōkaidō. The copyright was later made over to the Yamadaya in whose hands the print of Nihonbashi was changed. The Nihonbashi illustrated in the catalogue is the print published by the Ezakiya.
Uwo-zukushi(grand series of fishes) and consists of 20 sheets. But they were not issued in the same year. Besides Koi (carp) and Ayu (trout), the following eight were issued by Eijudō and Yamashō in about 1840.
Tobiuwo and Ishimochi (Flying Fish and ? ).
Hirame and Mebaru (Plaice and ? ).
Shimadai and Ainame (Spotted Bream and Chirus Hexagrammus).
Saba and Kani (Mackerel and Crab).
Inada and Fugu (Species of Seriola Quinqueradiata and Genus Tetrodon).
Amadai and Ishimochi (Latilus sinensis and ? ).
Suzuki and Kanamedai (Persalobrax Japonicus and Red Bream).
Awabi and Sayori (Sea-ear and Half-beak).
Konoha-garei and Kanagashira (Flat-fish and Lepidotrigla).
Ise-yebi and Shiba-yebi (Lobsters).
Bora (Grey mullet).
Aji and Kuruma-yebi (Horse-mackerel and Prawn).
Kasago and Isaki ( ? ).
Kuro-dai and Ko-dai (Black Sea-bream and Small Seabream).