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Business Trip to Saga, Hizen Province, No. 913 Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Business Trip to Saga, Hizen Province

No. 913 Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun

by Utagawa Yoshiiku, 1875

Man Ousts His Wife and Her Lover, No. 940 Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun

IHL Cat. #2061

About This Print

At the top of this "news nishiki-e" is a banner held aloft by two cherubs containing the name of the sponsoring newspaper, the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun 東京日々新聞.  Three men sent to Saga on business run off with the business money, but are arrested while splurging in a brothel in Hyogo.

For a summary of the brief life of nishiki-e shinbun (newspaper color woodblock prints) see the article Nishiki-e shinbun and Newspapers in Meiji Japan.

1 website of William Wetherall www.nishikie.com 

The Writer Tentendō Shujin 転々堂 主人

Sources: website of William Wetherall http://www.nishikie.com/almanac/Almanac_whos_who.html

The writer for this print is identified as Tentendo Shujin, a pen name for the writer better known as Takabatake Ransen 
高畠藍泉 (1838-1885).  His birth name was Takabatake Heisaburo 高畠瓶三郎.

Takabatake Ransen was a gesaku writer and journalist who joined Tokyo nichinichi shinbun shortly after its start in 1872. He collaborated with Yoshiiku launching the illustrated Hiragana eiri shinbun in 1875.


Japanese Transcription of Text

Source: University of Tokyo website http://www.lib.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/collection/ono_sn/22.html#N057

"肥前(ひぜんの)国佐賀へ出張(しつちやう)し ゐたりし小野組の手代、塩谷(しおのや)麟蔵(りんざう) 長谷部(はせべ)逸三(いつざう)、田中与三郎の三名 ハ、自己(おのれ)が驕奢(おごり)に過(くわ)分なる私債(しせき)を負(おふ)て 窘迫(せめ)らるる、折から閉店(へいでん)したりしかバ、 償却(しようきやく)の術(じゆつ)いよいよ尽果(つきはて)、有金千 円(えん)余(あま)りを掠(かす)め、 夜に乗(まぎれ)て脱走(だつそう)し、 兵庫(へうご)県下(けんか) 福原町の 妓楼(ぎろう)に 数日遊(あそ)び 居(ゐ)て、多分の 散財(さんざい)したりしを、 兼(かね)て捜索(そうさく) ある者なれバ、甲戌十二月三十日忽(たちま)ち捕縛(ほばく)せられたり、斯(か)く泥棒(どろぼう)を、
    餌置(かひおき)て 貨幣(かへい)の衛(ばん)をさせたりし、小野氏が瓦解(ぐわかい)ハ理(むべ)ならずや、よく人(い)口(い)
    膾(つた)炙(ふ)る 宗鑑(そうかん)が句(く)に、 盗(ぬす)人をとらえてミれバ 吾子(わがこ) なり 転々堂主人酔録"

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #2061
 Title or Description Business Trip to Saga, Hizen Province (九百十三号 No. 913)
 
肥前国佐賀へ出張
 Newspaper Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun 東京日々新聞
 Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833-1904)
 Signature
Keisai Yoshiiku 恵斎芳幾
 Seal Yoshiiku 芳幾 (as shown above)
 Writer of Text
 Tentendō Shujin 転々堂主人
 Publication Date
September 1875 
 Publisher
Gusokuya Kahei 具足屋嘉兵衛, [Marks: pub. ref. 085; seal ref. 24-031]

seal reading:
top: 人形町 Ningyōchō
bottom: 具足屋 Gusokuya
 Carver
Horiei ホリ
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor wrinkling; several wormholes; thinning upper margin; not backed; full size
 Genre ukiyo-enishiki-e shinbun
 Miscellaneous 
 Format vertical oban
 H x W Paper
 14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (36.8 x 24.4 cm)
 H x W Image 13 7/16 x 9 1/4 in. (34.1 x 23.5 cm)
 Literature

 Collections This Print
 Waseda University Library 10 8059 43The University of Tokyo Digital Archives Ono Hideo Collection N057; Edo-Tokyo Museum 90200117
last revision:
4/8/2020 created
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