Re: Help identifying?


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.215) on November 04, 2021 at 01:19:56:

In Reply to: Help identifying? posted by DavidK on November 03, 2021 at 19:24:40:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/uploads/scaled/f4f23749d558ac84f31ca4b05b9825a2.jpg

It's a satirical print by Utagawa Yoshiharu entitled "Ryūkō hai zukushi" 流行はい尽し. I'm afraid I don't know how to translate that; "ryūkō" 流行 is usually "fashionable" in this context, and "zukushi" 尽し (modern form 尽くし) is "all kinds of", but I don't know the sense of "hai". The imagery leads me to think that the subject relates to the currency crisis of the Bakumatsu period.

The date/censor seal is for 1860.6, and the publisher is Jōshūya Jūbei 上州屋重兵衛.

Another impression of this can be found on this Japanese-language page (item #59):

https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/isin1cvr.htm

-A


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