Princeton University Library Catalog

志ん板たぬきたわむれづくし / 国昭画.

Shinpan tanuki tawamure zukushi / Kuniaki ga.

Artist:
Kuniaki [Browse]
Format:
Visual material
Language:
Japanese
Published/​Created:
  • Honjo-ku [Tokyo] : Kodama, Meiji 16 [1883]
  • 本所区 [東京] : 児玉□□, 明治16 [1883]
Description:
1 sheet : color ; 36 x 24 cm
Summary note:
This print is of tanuki, or racoon dogs, who can magically transform their testicles into various objects, like boats, bicycles, tables, arm rests, etc... The raccoon dog's magical ability to transform this way is legendary, but this print is interesting because it combines the legend with western dress, customs, and technologies.
Notes:
  • Title in translation: Latest edition of raccoon dogs joking around in different ways.
  • Cotsen copy: "栗園堂"?--illegible scripts on top left corner.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Color prints, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
Other views:
Copies in Library

Rare Books and Special Collections - South East (CTSN)

Print Case LA / Box 73 101874 Browse related items