Tōkyō kaika kyōga meishō

Yoshitoshi's 'Crazy Pictures of Famous Places in Tōkyō' (Tōkyō kaika kyōga meishō ) 1881


Introduction

This page catalogs all known prints in Yoshitoshi's series 'Crazy Pictures of Famous Places in Tōkyō' (Tōkyō kaika kyōga meishō) 1881.

This is a humorous series of caricatures drawn by Yoshitoshi to illlustrate aspects of modern life in Tōkyō. There were originally issued as paired chūban prints which are, these days, commonly found separate. The subject matter is varied - common working folk, geisha and prostitutes, ghosts and folk legends are all featured. Many of the scenes feature situations which would have been common during Yoshitoshi's own lifetime.

Technical details

Previous cataloguings

Listed in Keyes' thesis:
	Roger. S. Keyes, "Courage and Silence: A Study of the Life and
		Color Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1839-1892",
		Cinncinnati, 1982
where it appears as series #436;
 

 

We use the Keyes numbers to order the prints below. Please let us know if you can provide a missing image.


The Prints

To see a larger image of any print, please click on the thumbnail.


 
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Number
Date
Title
Description
#01
1/1881
A giant octopus takes on all comers at the fish market at Nihombashi.
 
#02
1/1881
Photographing the god of the Kanda Myojin Shrine.
 
#03
1/1881
A geisha forgets about every thing as she watches fire­works at Ryogoku.
 
#04
1/1881
A drunkard vomiting at Naito Shinjuku.
 
#05
1/1881
A geisha collapses on her way home at Shimbashi.
 
#06
1/1881
A waiter spilling a tray of teacups at the Shinbomi Theater.
 
#07
1/1881
Carrying a giant potato at the bird festival at Senzoku.
 
#08
1/1881
The Hotei of Nippori, one of the world's three largest bellies.
 
#09
1/1881
Twisting the nose of a tengu at the Kompira Shrine at Toranomon.
 
#10
1/1881
Travellers startled by a badger's gigantic scrotum at Hiroonohara, Azabu.
 
#11
1/1881
A client gets the wrong room in a brothel in Shinagawa.
 
#12
1/1881
A careless noodle vendor at Takanawa in Shiba.
 
#13
1/1881
A prostitute at a tenement in Nezu pulls in a Chinaman by his pigtail.
 
#14
1/1881
A gathering of fat people at Dangozaka, Sendagi.
 
#15
1/1881
A woman falling down the arched bridge at Temmangu Shrine, Kameido.
 
#16
1/1881
Prostitutes taking time off at Yoshidacho, Honjo.

 

#17
1/1881
Tea servers with a telescope at Atagoyama in Shiba.
 
#18
1/1881
A skillful rickshaw driver at Kasumigaseki.
 
#19
1/1881
Rural pilgrims worshipping the neon sign of the Nipposha at Owaricho.
 
#20
1/1881
A belligerent drunk at Yurakucho.
 
#21
1/1881
Blind masseurs wrestling at Yamashita, Ueno.
 
#22
1/1881
Musicians farting at the Toshogu Shrine in Ueno
 
Image needed
#23
1/1881
An outraged painter at an exhibition at Yanagibashi.
 
#24
1/1881
Farting at a kappa at the lumber yard in Fukagawa.
 
#25
1/1881
A lion dancer gets under a skirt at the New Yoshiwara.

 

#26
1/1881
A ghost Jizo startles a near-sighted old man at Asajigahara.
 
#27
1/1881
A foreign couple notice an errand boy asleep in the park at Ueno.
 
#28
1/1881
The thunder god falls into the lotus pond at Shinobazu Pond.
 
#29
1/1881
A giant clam grabs a finger of a shell gatherer at Susaki.
 
#30
1/1881
A boat prostitute begins business at Teppozu.
 
Image needed
#31
1/1881
Nio, the guardian king, attending the year-end festi­val at Asakusa.
 
#32
1/1881
Drunken priestess at the Temmangu Shrine at Yanagishima.
 
#33
1/1881
A foreign lady performing sorcery at the Inari Shrine in Oji.
 
#34
1/1881
The cowardice of a wordly monk at Yanagiwara.

 

Image needed
#35
1/1881
Archery attendants grabbing a client at the Shinmei Shrine in Shiba.
 
#36
1/1881
A drunken misstep at Dokanyama.
 
#37
1/1881
Bewitching foxes at the Mimeguri Shrine on the Sumida Embankment.

 

#38
1/1881
Wrestling buffs at the Ekoin, South Ryogoku.

 

#39
1/1881
A kite flies off with a bonito at Seidozaka.
 
#40
1/1881
A famous jockey at Shokonsha.
 









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