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志ん板うつしゑ / 画工兼出板人綱島亀吉.

Shinpan utsushie / gakō ken shuppannin Tsunashima Kamekichi.

Visual material
  • Tōkyō : Tsujikame ban, Meiji 17 [1884]
  • 東京 : 辻亀板, 明治17 [1884]
1 sheet : color ; 37 x 26 cm
Summary note:
This omocha-e print is of a magic-lantern show with the latest slides, including a Shinto offering and priest (kannushi), actors, pine branches, flowers, monsters, samurai and ghosts. There is an establishing shot of a Shinto shrine at the top. The stage depicted at the bottom has two round openings where the pictures could be placed to recreate the experience of entering a magic-lantern theater. The figure of Fukusuke sits in the center of the stage, bowing to the audience, and above his head is a sign, saying "New cast of favorites" (shinrenchū hiiki). Fukusuke dolls were placed at the entry of businesses to bring luck by attracting patrons.
  • Title in translation: The latest edition magic-lantern pictures.
  • Cotsen copy: Stamp in red at top is incomplete but indicates No. ninty-[six?].
Lantern slidesJapanPictorial works [Browse]
  • Color prints, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Wood-engraving, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
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