Re: Identifying print of jujutsu tra


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on July 08, 2020 at 15:33:53:

In Reply to: Re: Identifying print of jujutsu trainin posted by Cad on July 06, 2020 at 11:47:22:

I have only limited information for you, but here's what I've got:

The artist of Picture 2 is Kunisada I, signing as "Toyokuni". The left signature is a standard one, "Ichiyōsai Toyokuni" 一陽斎豊国. The right signature is a formulation I've never seen -- looks like 宝東舎豊国... I'm not sure how to read or interpret the first part of that.

The round seal on the right sheet looks like it's probably a censor seal of a type used from 1843 to 1847, but I can't get a clear enough look at it to be 100% sure.

The round seal on the left is probably a publisher seal -- I think it says "Masu" 増, and possibly belongs to Masudaya Ginjirō, though that is just a guess.

As per the rest of the text, I'm not much help. It starts with "官許 柔術会", which I guess means that it is an official jūjutsu test match? Oddly, the kanji for "jū" here, 柔, is glossed as "ya" や -- I don't know what to make of that.

-A




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