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Reform/rectify the ruler’s errors with tactful humor from the series Brocade Pictures for Moral Education

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Reform/rectify the ruler’s errors with tactful humor

(Volume 6, story 8, no. 16) from the series

Brocade Pictures for Moral Education

by Mizuno Toshikata, 1883

IHL Cat. #431
Rough Tales of the Floating World told on Eastern Brocades: Sekiguchi Yatarō, Araki Mataemon, Kimura Matazō, Musashibō Benkei

About This Print

This print illustrates story number 8 (八) in volume 6 (巻 ) of the six volume textbook Brocade Pictures of Moral Education issued in 1883 and 1884 as primary school instructional texts.

The Ninety-Two Print Series "Brocade Pictures of Moral Education"
In October 1883 a set of at least ninety full color oban-size prints, designed by students of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) were issued by the publisher Tsuji Keiji 辻敬之 and his publishing house Fukyūsha 普及舎 as supplements, or accompaniments, to the six volumes of instructional textbooks.  Many of the prints issued were based upon Yoshitoshi's black and white illustrations in the texts. Each of the full-color prints carries the same title as the textbooks, Brocade Prints for Moral Education (Nishiki-e shūshindan  錦絵修身談) and each print also references the volume number, story number and page number of the portion of the text it is illustrating.  

For more information on these prints and the textbooks, and pictures of all ninety-two prints, see the article Brocade Pictures for Moral Education.

For other prints in this series see Reform/rectify the ruler’s errors with tactful humor from the series Brocade Pictures for Moral Education and Yuchûkan repairing the manners/world of men from the series Brocade Pictures for Moral Education.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #431
 Title or Description  Reform/rectify the ruler’s errors with tactful humor [?], Number 16
 諧謔の風諌能く主の過を改む 十六丁
 かいぎゃくのふうかんよくしゅのあやまちをあらたむ
 Kaigyaku no fūkan yoku shu no ayamachi wo aratamu
 Series  Brocade Pictures for Moral Education, Volume 6, [story 8]
 錦絵修身談 巻六 八
 Nishiki-e shūshindan, maki roku, hachi
 Artist  Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
 Signature
top: 応需年方画 (年方) ōju Toshikata ga (sealed Toshikata) ["ōju" - by special request]
center: 年校 Toshichika kō [kō - meaning unclear, but I interpret it to mean with the assistance of.]
bottom: 土金方 [name of carver is unread]

artist names:

水野年方 Mizuno Toshikata
富永年親 Tominaga Toshichika



 Artist's Seal  Toshikata 年方 below signature (as shown above)
 Publication Date  note: Dates normally appearing in the left margin do not appear on this print's left margin. The below information is taken from the Ritsumeikan ARC database's copy of the print:
明治十六年九月二十六日版権免許、同年十月出版、同廿一年十一月三日再版
 September 26, 1883 - license to publish
 October 1883 - publication
 November 3, 1888 - second edition
 Publisher  note: publishing information normally appearing in the left margin does not appear on this print's left margin. The below information is taken from the Ritsumeikan ARC database's copy of the print:
編輯兼出版人 東京下谷区練塀町十四番地 熊本県士族 辻敬之、発兌 同 普及舎
Tsuji Keiji 辻敬之 (editor and publisher) and his publishing house Fukyūsha 普及舎
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  fair - soiling throughout, not backed
 Genre  ukiyo-e
 Miscellaneous
 Format  vertical oban
 H x W Paper
 13 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (35.2 x 23.5 cm)
 H x W Image
 13 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (33.3 x 21.6 cm)
 Literature
 
 Collections This Print
 Ritsumeikan Art Research Center (ARC) AcNo. arcUP7549
last revision:
8/2/2019
1/27/2019
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