Meiji prints


  Design: Yamamoto Shōun (1870-1965)  
  Print title: Playing house  
  Album/series title: Kodomo Asobi (Children’s play)  
  Size: 20.4 x 30.0 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Yamamoto Shoun Kodomo Asobi Playing house

Enlargement


This print has no vertical fold in the middle, indicating that it was issued separately and not as part of an orihon (i.e., folding book).

Artist’s signature and red Shōun seal in bottom right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
shō rise  
un cloud Shōun

Series title in right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ko child  
tomo serve  
a    
so    
bi play Children’s play

Followed by print title:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ma    
ma    
go    
to   Playing house

References


Provenance: Artelino

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