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Subject:Japanese Print signatures
Posted By: Carolie Mon, May 06, 2019 IP: 2601:183:201:68a8:71

Any help in identifying this print would be greatly appreciated.
Collected, prior to 1930's, by my great great grandmother.

Subject:Re: Japanese Print signatures
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, May 07, 2019

一勇齋 國芳 戯畧画 - Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi Giryaku-ga - Comical Picture of Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
有卦福曳の圖 - Uke Fukubiki no Zu -
Picture of Lucky Lottery Drawing
文久元年辛酉年 - Bunkyu Gannen Kanototori-nen -
1861 Year of Metal-Rooster
八月五日酉刻 - Hachigatsu Itsuka Tori no Koku
August 5th, Hour of Rooster (pm.6)
木性の人うけに入る - Kishō no hito uke ni hairu - For the "wood element" peoples the lucky year begins !

With regards,

Subject:Re: Japanese Print signatures
Posted By: Stan Tue, May 07, 2019

The artist is Utagawa Kuniyoshi and it was printed in the 4th month of 1858. The signature has me a little baffled. It appears to be Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (something) ga (drawn by). The main god pulling the strings is Fukurokuju. There is a less faded example and a little more information at the Kuniyoshi Project (immediately below) and the link below:,%20Part%20III.htm

Perhaps I. Nagy will translate the text at the top of the print and provide more information.


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