The Ebisuya and Hoteiya Dry-Goods Store in Owari-chō and Nippōsha Nichinichi Shinbun in Owari-chō from the series Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and Present

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

The Ebisuya and Hoteiya Dry-Goods Store in Owari-chō and Nippōsha Nichinichi Shinbun in Owari-chō

from the series

Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and Present

by Utagawa Hiroshige III, 1884

Yoroi Ferry at Koami-chō from the series Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and Present


IHL Cat. #1281
IHL Cat. #1282

About These Prints

The top print above (IHL Cat. #1281) provides a past, or old (古), view of Owari-chō.  It is matched with a present, or now (今), view on the bottom sheet.   The top sheet shows an early 19th century view of the intersection of Ginza-dori and Miyuki-dori in Owari-chō, lined with dry-goods stores, including the Ebisuya and the Hoteiya, which sold kimonos among other items. 

The present (今) view, on the bottom print (IHL Cat. #1282), depicts the offices of the Nippōsha publishing company, publisher of the Tokyo daily newspaper the Nichinichi Shinbun.  

These past and present views were orginally printed together as one oban-size sheet as shown below and later cut apart. They are two of at least 32 views, contained on 16 uncut oban-size sheets, in the series Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and Present.

古今東京名所: 尾張町恵比寿や布袋屋呉ふく店・おハり町日々新聞日
Kokon Tokyo meisho: Owarii-chō Ebisuya Hoteiya gofukuten [top] Owari-chō Nichinichi Shinbun Nipposha [bottom]


The Series: Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and Present

A series of at least sixteen uncut oban-size sheets depicting a past or old (古) view on the top sheet, and present or now (今) view, on the bottom sheet, of a particular area of Tokyo. Many of the views are similar to those found in Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei). 


Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1281; #1282
 Title or Description  IHL Cat. #1281: The Ebisuya and Hoteiya Dry-goods Store in Owari-chō
 (Owari-chō Ebisuya Hoteiya gofukuten 尾張町恵比寿や布袋屋呉ふく店)
 IHL Cat. #1282: Nippōsha Nichinichi Shinbun in Owari-chō
 (Owari-chō Nichinichi Shinbun Nipposha おハり町日々新聞日報社)
 Series  Famous Places of Tokyo: Past and The Present (Kokon Tokyo meisho 古今東京名所)
 Artist  Utagawa Hiroshige III (1842–1894)
 Signature

IHL Cat. 1281
 

IHL Cat. #1282
 
   廣重画 Hiroshige ga 
 Seal  no seal
 Publication Date  
1884 (Meiji 17) [Note: The dating of the print, shown left, can be found in the upper left hand margin of the bottom print of the uncut oban-size sheet.]
 Publisher
IHL Cat.#1281
 IHL Cat. #1282 
Tsujiokaya Bunsuke 辻岡屋文助 [Marks: pub. ref. 548; seal ref. 25-267]

The cartouche shown on the far left, and appearing in the left margin of the top print, provides the artist's name 
(画工 gakō) and address.  The publisher's seal appears on the bottom print of the uncut sheet.

The cartouche shown immediately to the left, and appearing in the left margin of the bottom print, contains the publishing information and reads:
出板人横山丁三丁目二番地辻岡文助
Shuppanjin Yokoyamach
ō Sanchōme 2-banchi Tsujioka Bunsuke.
 Carver  
 Impression  IHL Cat. #1281 and #1282: excellent
 Colors  IHL Cat. #1281 and #1282: excellent
 Condition  IHL Cat. #1281 - good: ragged trimming left margin; wrinkling from removal from backing
 IHL Cat. #1282: - good: light wrinkling from removal from backing
 Genre  meisho-e
 Miscellaneous
IHL Cat. #1281
 
 IHL Cat. #1282
Markings in upper right hand corner of each print, indicating that the print is number 6 in the series, with top print showing the past, or old (古), view and the bottom print showing the present, or now (今), view.
 Format  chūban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 
 IHL Cat. #1281: 7 1/8 x 9 9/16 in. (18.1 x 24.3 cm)
 IHL Cat. #1282: 7 3/16 x 9 1/2 in. (18.3 x 24.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 IHL Cat. #1281: 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (16.5 x 22.2 cm)
 IHL Cat. #1282: 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (16.5 x 22.2 cm)
 Literature 

 Collections This Print
 Waseda University Library  文庫10 08624 0011; Postal Museum Japan


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