CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 187 TO 206
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.
This series has in addition to the usual 55, a print of the Imperial Palace in Kyōto making 56 in all. On each sheet is a kyōka, comic verse, hence it is called the Kyōka Tōkaidō. Those illustrated in this catalogue are the scenes of *Hara and *Futakawa.
Two seals of approval and one date stamp such as (February the Year of Rat) are found on prints issued about February of the fifth year of Kayei. Prints issued from the end of the following year and onwards bear a seal of approval such as instead of censor's seal and date stamp such as (December the Year of Cow) and (April the Year of Horse). In the sixth year of Ansei, the year following Hiroshige's death, this seal of approval and date stamp were formed into one stamp in an abridged style such as . Prints given below all bear these seals of approval denoting productions for the period from the 13th year of the Tempō era down to September of the fifth year of the Ansei era, in which Hiroshige passed away. It must be added that some of the smaller pictures such as Chū-ban, Yotsugiri and Harimaze have no official seal. This is because these prints were originally produced many on the sheet, and the seal was put only once on the sheet.
As indicated by the title, this series represents the subjects of ballad-dramas with the additions of backgrounds peculiar to Hiroshige.
Besides the above there are the following and a few others:
Gonpachi Yume no Dan. Chūshin Kōshaku Yukifuri no Dan. Himekomatsu Nenohi Asobi Shima Monogatari. Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami Michiyuki. Kyara Sendaihagi. Kagamiyama Furusato Nishikiye. Chūshingura Sandanme Michiyuki. Karukaya Sōmon Tsukushi. Seishū Akogigaura Hamabe. Somemoyō Imose no Kadomatsu. Sekinoto no Shita. Hiragana Seisuiki.
Yamabuki no Sato.Ō-ban Tateye. Published by Wakasaya.
This series shows the localities connected with stories of olden tunes in or near Yedo.
The Upper half of the plate consists of landscape and the other half humorous figures. This Tōkaidō Series was not completed, those having been drawn are probably from Nihonbashi as far as to, say, Hakone. Ō-ban Tateye. Published by Muratetsu ( ).
Iō Chōton. Renko Gioka. Hakusan Seisetsu. Jōkei Kōyō. * Kurotsu Bune Yau. Binkan-kei Seisen. * Haseyama Shūgetsu. Daijōji Banshō.
Margins outside the border of each print are coloured light green. Chū-ban Yokoye. Published by Fujikei ().
Nihonbashi no Yau, Evening Rain at Nihonbashi.
Asakusa no Bosetsu, Evening Snow at Asakusa.
Ryōgoku no Yūshō, Sunset at Ryōgoku (Scenes of Fireworks).
Uyeno no Banshō, Vesper Bells at Uyeno.
Takanawa no Kihan, Boats Sailing Back at Takanawa.
Susaki no Seiran, Clearing Weather at Susaki.
Sumida gawa no Shūgetsu, Autumn Moon above the Sumida.
Shinobazu no Rakugan, Geese Flying Down at Shinobazu.
This series consists of 54 sheets instead of 55 as in the ordinary Tōkaidō series, the two stations of Shimada and Kanaya being combined on one sheet. As prints were two on a block, an even number was desired. Those illustrated are No. 187 Tōkaidō series but the color is darker. Chū-ban Yokoye. Published by Tsutaya.
This series emphasizes the people rather than the scenery of the highway and makes an even number by giving two views of Kyōto, the extra No. 56 is Chū-ban Tateye. Published by Muraichi () in 1852. Illustrations show NUMAZU and HARA.
Kazusa Tenjin-yama Kaigan.
Kai Suga-yama Ura.
Inume Tōge. +
Those illustrated are Stations No. 3 Kawasaki, 11 Hakone, 13 Numazu, 23 Fujieda. Ō-ban Yokoye Size.
Hakoneare known to be in existence. How far the author proceeded with drawing stations on the Tokaido is not known. The style of prints and age are the same as those by the Marusei referred to above. But they are somewhat larger in size and entirely different in composition, so would appear to belong to still another series. Ō-ban Yokoye. Published by Hayashi-sho ().
Like the above two, each print of this series shows a beauty and a landscape. The printing of this series was stopped after about three fourths of it had been issued. Ō-ban Tateye. Published by Fujikei.
This is Hiroshige's production in his declining years. Ō-ban Tateye. 55 in a set. Published by Tsutaya in 1855. Those illustrated are No. 15 YOSHIWARA and No. 35 YOSHIDA.