Subject:Re: Old Japanese? Woodblock print with interesting writing
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Dec 30, 2020
Title (Right top)
盡語樓上撰 - Kataritsukushi Rōjō-sen - Exhaust the topic - Balcony selection
夏廼哥 - Natsu no Uta - Summer Song
与鳳亭枝成 - (By) Yōhōtei Edanari
Followed by a 32-syllable Kyōka or crazy song, a comic or satirical genre of Tanka. This type of poetry was poular during the Edo period.
On the left side there are 3 more Kyōkas,
from Hinanoya Shunshi/Haruko (雛廼屋春子), Morizuitei Daijō (森翠亭大杖) and Shunshitei Baimei (春支亭梅明), respectively.
The above four Kyōka poets were active in the first half of the 19th century.
No indication (signature or seal etc.) on the woodblock refers to an artist.
The sheet of paper on the back is a larger-format sheet to write donation amounts and the name of donors, for whatever reconstruction (the upper part is missing).