Re: just fun - dancing skeletons


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.175.165) on October 21, 2022 at 02:09:46:

In Reply to: just fun - dancing skeletons posted by Judy Hahn on October 20, 2022 at 17:38:47:

It's an advertisement for Asakusa Hanayashiki 浅草花やしき, an amusement park operating in Asakusa since the 1850s.

There's an impression of this in the Edo-Tokyo Museum archives:

https://www.edohakuarchives.jp/detail-9047.html

According to the museum catalog, it advertises a puppet show.

Other related designs:

https://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/html/bunko10/bunko10_08035_0012/index.html
https://www.edohakuarchives.jp/detail-10952.html

And yes, the dancing skeletons are amazing! It must have been quite a show...

-A


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