Re: Identification of print

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on February 21, 2017 at 15:24:30:

In Reply to: Re: Identification of print posted by LAPORTE Jean-Baptist on February 21, 2017 at 13:22:06:

The prints in the MAK are indeed from the same series, but published slightly later and therefore signed with 'Ippōsai Kunimori ga'.
As mentioned, the last character in the series title, 'gin' (吟: recite; chant) was for some reason replaced by the character 'ch˘' (調: tune; melody). 'Oiwai' means 'festival' or 'ceremony'. The compound 'Yoshiz˘' is unclear to me, could be a location.
The Japanese reading of both titles in romaji is given by Andreas Marks in 'Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A compendium'. The translation given by the MAK is probably not accurate.


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