Japanese Works : Shinobugusa

Japanese Works

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Saitō Gesshin 斎藤月岑 (1804-1878) was a scholar and author of historical artefacts. He collected various illustrated materials and documents (printed sheets and manuscripts) which related to the urban life and customs in Edo 江戸 (Tokyo). His collection began in the Bunka 文化 period (1804-1818). The materials were pasted together to form a long scroll. The subjects of these ephemera include performing entertainments, such as Kabuki, No, Kyōgen, festivals, fires, parades of Ryūkūjin (Ryukyuans), etc. The scroll in our possession was completed in 1843 (天保14) with a preface in Saitō Gesshin's own handwriting.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'>The first item in the scroll is a sheet which contains both text and paintings added by hand by Shiba Kōkan 司馬江漢 (1747-1818). Shiba Kōkan was a well-known painter and printmaker of the Edo period whose works include Western style paintings. The text is derived from Tsurezuregusa 徒然草, a famous collection of essays of the 14th century, which was written by Yoshida Kenkō 吉田兼好.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'>The following items are included (Hayashi Nozomu & Peter Kornicki: Early Japanese Books in Cambridge University Library: a Catalogue of the Aston, Satow and Von Siebold Collections):</p> <div> 1. 司馬江漢自筆書画幅(『徒然草』74段)文化8写<br /> 2. 〔隅田川畔春景図〕(仮題) 紹真画 〔江戸後期〕刊 多色刷<br /> 3. 〔文化元年十一代中村〕勘三郎興行寿狂言「猿若」「門松」口上〕 鳥井清長画 文化1刊(江戸、村山) 多色刷<br /> 4. (御免)琉球人行列附 文化3刊(江戸、山城屋善八・松代屋三郎) 人名書入<br /> 5. 深川八幡宮御祭礼番附 文化4刊(江戸、本屋しげ蔵・京屋宗兵衛)<br /> 6. 〔文化十年九代森田勘弥興業寿狂言「仏舎利」口上〕 鳥井清長画 文化10刊<br /> 7. (御免)勧進能興行場所全図 文化13刊 観世清暘興行 (観世蔵版) 二色刷<br /> 8. (同興行)見物切手 5枚 同刊<br /> 9. (同興行)(小屋内中売中)口上<br /> 10. 〔江戸医者番附〕(仮題) 〔文化〕刊 (江戸、和多大潤・福以竜介)<br /> 11. (羯鼓実録)寿都錦、口上 都伝内座元、鳥井清満画 文化15刊<br /> 12. 〔文政六年十一代中村勘三郎興行寿狂言「猿若」「門松」口上〕 鳥井清満画 文政6刊 (江戸、村山) 多色刷<br /> 13. (文政十二年江戸大火)方角場所付 文政12刊<br /> 14. 〔文政十二年江戸大火焼場図〕(仮題) 文政12刊<br /> 15. (文政十二年江戸大火)類焼目録/火元屋河岸兵衛(戯文) 文政12刊<br /> 16. 文政十二年江戸大火) 品々施主一覧 文政12刊<br /> 17. 〔鳥越明神御神輿道筋〕 天保3刊 朱墨套印<br /> 18. 観世太夫勧進能興行場所図 天保2刊 (観世蔵版)<br /> 19. 〔天保三年十二代中村勘三郎興行寿狂言「猿若」「門松」口上」〕 鳥井清満画 天保3刊 (江戸、村山) 多色刷<br /> 20. (御免)琉球人行列附 歌川国芳画 天保3刊 (江戸、平野屋勘三郎・大木屋平右衛門)<br /> 21. 琉球楽略図 天保3刊 (「江戸」、豊寿軒蔵版)<br /> 22. 〔天保四年飢饉救恤施主一覧〕(仮題) 天保4刊<br /> 23. 第六天神宮神輿通行筋絵図 天保4刊 朱墨套印<br /> 24. 〔蔵前天王社祭礼神輿道筋〕 〔天保〕写 朱墨二色(月岑筆)<br /> 25. 下谷稲荷神輿渡御道筋 天保4刊 朱墨二色(月岑筆)<br /> 26. 〔天保五年江戸大火焼場図〕(仮題) 天保5刊<br /> 27. 〔天保五年江戸大火焼場図〕(仮題) 天保5刊 (別板)<br /> 28. 〔天保五年江戸大火救恤施主番附〕(仮題) 天保5刊<br /> 29. 〔天保五年江戸大火救恤施主番附〕(仮題) 天保5刊 (別板)<br /> 30. (天保五年二月七日大火ニ附)御救小屋場所附 天保5刊<br /> 31. 両国佐久間町御救小屋エほどこしの性名 天保5刊<br /> 32. (新板狂言)五十三段がえし 座元河原崎権之助 〔文政10〕刊 (江戸、小川半助) 南北作『独道中五十三駅』の番付絵双六<br /> 33. 〔市川団十郎祝儀画賛〕 鳥井清満画 〔天保頃〕刊 (海老に三升、回文歌賛)<br /> </div><br />




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