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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.
Tōkyō : Tsujikame ban, Meiji 17 
東京 : 辻亀板, 明治17 
1 sheet : color ; 37 x 26 cm
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?].
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