The Hundred Poets Compared: A Print Series by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada

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  • Copyright: 2007-05-30
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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"The Hundred Poets Compared discusses a print series by three of the most famous Japanese print artists of the 19th century: Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada. This series of one hundred prints is known as the Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu (Companions of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each) and constitutes a typical example of serial graphics from the world of Ukiyo-e." "Each print compares one of the poems from the most-beloved collection of Japanese poetry, The One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (Hyahunin isshu), with a scene from Japanese history or theatre."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Joshua S. Mostow is Professor of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Henk J. Herwig is a retired Lecturer of Zoology and Cell Biology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

A remarkable adventurep. 11
An anthology of poemsp. 11
Fujiwara no Teika and the One hundred poets, one poem eachp. 12
Mitate-ep. 16
Serial worksp. 16
Parody pictures of the One hundred poets, one poem eachp. 18
The Tenpo reforms : publishers and actors under pressurep. 18
The conception of the seriesp. 21
Members of the teamp. 24
Ibaya Senzaburo, fan merchant and publisherp. 24
Kuniyoshi, the unbridledp. 25
Hiroshige, master of landscapep. 26
Ryukatei Tanekazu, author of popular fictionp. 27
Kunisada, master of the theatrical printp. 28
Publishing dates of the seriesp. 30
A re-evaluation halfwayp. 31
Chief literary sourcesp. 31
Kabuki sub rosap. 32
Pictures, translations, explications and commentariesp. 36
Overview of artists, censors, characters, and poetsp. 237
Overview of prints showing specific Kabuki actorsp. 239
Indices actors' stage-names and playwrightsp. 240
Overview of periods in which specific censor seals were usedp. 241
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