CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION - ITEMS 237 TO 265
Titles with the mark solid diamond denote titles of the series while the mark open diamond 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 Kyōka-hon are collections of comic ballads composed by the versifiers of the times for the amusement of later generations. Those styled Kusazōshi 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, Tōkaidō 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.

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KANDO CHIYŪZOROI. (japanese text).
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 Kikakudō.

Mr. H. Shugio

238.

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KYŌKA MURASAKI NO MAKI. (japanese text). Kyōka-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 Tōshū respectively. Some of these eight illustrations are signed Ichiyūsai-Hiroshige (japanese text) which is the same style of signature found on No. 4. Fūryū Itsutsu Karigane. This shows that when young Hiroshige styled himself Ichiyūsai represented by the above characters before replacing the second character by (japanese text) of the same pronunciation or . In the year quoted above, he was only two and twenty.

Mr. S. Watanabe

239.

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DEHŌ-DAI MUCHA RON (japanese text).
Kusazōshi. 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.

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

Mr. N. Ochiai

241.

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

Mr. H. Shugio

242.

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SHŌSEI SHŌ (japanese text). Kyōka-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.

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243.

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KYŌKA FUSŌ MEISHO ZUYE (japanese text). Kyōka-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.

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244.

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KYŌKA ROKU ROKU SHŪ (japanese text). Kyōka-bon. 1 Vol. Published in 1840.

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245.

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HAIKAI KACHŌ SHŪ (japanese text). Kyōka-bon. 1 Vol. Collection of Seventeen-syllabled verses on birds and flowers.

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246.

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HAIKAI-KA SAIHATSU SHŪ (japanese text) Kyōka-bon. 1 Vol. Published in 1840.

Do.

247.

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HAIKAI KA BUNDAI GACHŌ (japanese text). Kyōka-bon. 1 Vol.

Do.

248.

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UKIYO GAFU (japanese text). 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 (japanese text).

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249.

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

Mr. S. Watanabe

250.

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KYŌKA SANJU SHŪ (japanese text). Kyōka-bon. 1 Vol. Collection of comic poems versifying plum, cherry blossoms and maple leaves. Published in 1846.

Mr. H. Shugio

251.

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SŌHITSU GAFU (japanese text) Ebon 3 Vols. Book of Hasty Sketches. Published by Kinshōdō (japanese text) in 1848.

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252.

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TŌKAIDŌ MEISHOZUYE (japanese text). Kyōka-bon. 4 Vols. Collection of comic poems versifying the sights of the fifty three stations on the Tōkaidō. Published in 1849.

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253.

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

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254.

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EBON YEDO MIYAGE (japanese text). 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 japanese text (East), japanese text (South), japanese text(West), japanese text (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 Kinkōdō (japanese text).

Mr. S. Watanabe

255.

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

Mr. H. Shugio

256.

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RYŪSAI HYAKU ZU (japanese text). Ebon 1 Vol. containing brief sketches after the style of the Kōrin School. Published by Yoshigen (japanese text) in 1851.

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257.

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TŌKAIDŌ FŪKEI ZUYE (japanese text). Ebon 4 Vols. containing sketches of the fifty three Tōkaidō stations. Published by Kinshōdō in 1851.

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258.

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KYŌKUN MAIGO FUDA (japanese text) Ebon 1 Vol. of coloured prints for children. Published by Shōrindō (japanese text) in 1853.

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259.

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KŌTO HISENRYŌ (japanese text) Kyōka-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.

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KYŌKA CHAKI ZAISHŪ (japanese text). Kyōka-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.

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KYŌKA SHIKI JINBUTSU (japanese text). Kyōka-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.

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262.

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KYŌKA KŌTO MEISHO ZUYE (japanese text) Kyōka-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.

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KYŌKA MOMOCHIDORI (japanese text). Kyōka-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 Tōkaidō-Utashige. Published in 1857.

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264.

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

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265.

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FUJIMI HYAKU ZU (japanese text) 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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