CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 207 TO 221
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.
The Yedo Meisho series published by the Yamadaya is generally called
Jimbutsu Yedo Meisho(Sights of Yedo with Figures), as the subjects are not so much landscapes as figures.
The series consisted of 40 sheets; 20 of which were published in 1853 (year of cow), 10 in 1854 (year of tiger), 1 in 1856 (year of dragon) and five in 1858 (year of horse).
Where Land and Sea are locked as in a wrestler's bout.Ten each of Mountains and Harbours. Ō-ban Yokoye. Published by Yamadaya in 1858 (year of horse).
Bizen Yugayama. * Echigo Kamewaritōge. Sanuki Zōzuzan. Settsu Arimayama. Echizen Yunootoge. Awa Kiyozumiyama. Kazusa Kanōzan. Sagami Ōyama. Harima Tatsuyama. Etchū Tateyama. (This one only was published by Marujin).
Settsu Ajikawaguchi. * Kazusa Kisarazu. Harima Muronotsu. Bizen Tanokuchi. Echizen Mikuni. Echigo Niigata. Etsuchū Kokubu Minato. Awa Kominato Sagami Uraga. Sanuki Marugame.
This picture is printed like suri mono. But it was put on sale in the form of a roll consisting of twelve sheets to be used for writing letters. Almost all of these prints on letter paper were used by nobles and dignitaries and
men of taste and consequently there remain very few of them now. Each of the twelve sheets is oblong in size measuring 7½ in. by 20½ in. The prints bear no stamps of publisher. But by the proofs taken from key blocks, now in existence, it has been made clear that they were published by the Wakasaya.
Besides the above, this set contains the following 11 sheets.
Tamagawa no Sato. Gotenyama no zu. Matsudo no Sato. Nakagawaguchi no zu. Susaki Yuki no Asa. Koganei no Kei. Kaianji no Momiji. Yūhiga Oka. Azuma no Mori. Takata no Baba. Hagidera.
During the eras of Kōkwa and Kayei, Hiroshige drew many similar pictures with figures as subjects and landscape background. Sanmai-tsusuki. Published by Marujin.
This series consists of 69 sheets besides the list, each representing a sight of each province. They were published from 1853 (Year of Cow) to 1865 (Year of Dragon) by Koshihei. Ō-ban Tateye.
Suruga, Mihono Matsubara.
Tamagawa,famous in poetry. Ō-ban Tateye. Published by Marukyū () in 1857.
These were produce during the period from 1856 or the year of dragon to 1858 or the year of horse. The date is put outside the border of almost every sheet. This is his last grand series, manifestly showing free and bold style as compared with his former productions which are characterized by delicacy. On the other hand they show an unequalled dexterity in technique of the press. In all there are 118 sheets showing various scenes of the seasons of the year. Besides, there are Akasaka Kiribatake Uchū no Zu (Akasaka-Kiribatake in Rain) by Hiroshige II. and Mokuroku (List of Pictures) making a set of 120 sheets. To those exhibits were added a memorial portrait of Hiroshige by Toyokuni III. The list is appended.
Ryōgoku no Sumō.
Yatsuji ga Hara.
Ōji no Ōtaki.
Chiyo ga Saki.
Kabata no Ume.
Azuma no Mori.
Yotsugi no Hikifune.
Suijin no Mori.
Imado no Kemuri.
Yeitai, Shirauwo Bune.
Hatsune no Baba.
Ōji no Inari.
Kawaguchi no Watashi.
Bokusui no Yakei.
Massaki no Hotori.
Two of the prints are illustrated. The left one differs in key block from the ordinary print in the distance, and in the treatment of the boats. Probably an early block afterwards changed when the series was completed. The one on the right was put on view in a set in the exhibition.
Onagigawa no Matsu.
Senju no Ōhashi.
Takata no Baba.