Old Man Receives Award, No. 9 from the Nichinichi Shinbun


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Old Man Receives Award,

No. 9 from the Nichinichi Shinbun

by Hasegawa Sadanobu II, c. 1875

IHL Cat. #487
Monster Reforms Mayor, No. 8 from the Ōsaka Nichinichi Shinbunshi

About This Print

An old farmer receives a reward. This is print number 9 out of a known 32 prints of the Osaka-based Nichinichi Shinbun (Daily News) which illustrated stories published in other papers.1

The red cartouche in the upper left hand corner provides the name of the paper 日々新聞 (Daily News) and the print number 第九号 (9).

Following their introduction in Tokyo, nishiki-e shinbun made their appearance in Osaka.  The Osaka issued prints differed from their Tokyo counterparts in being half-size (chuban rather than oban size).

For a summary of the brief life of nishiki-e shinbun (newspaper color woodblock prints) see the article Nishiki-e shinbun and Newspapers in Meiji Japan.

1 William Wetherall's News Nishiki-e http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/yosha/nn/almanac/Almanac_news_nishikie.html

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description Old man receives award
 Newspaper Nichinichi shinbun 日々新聞 (Daily News) (based in Osaka but not to be confused with the "Osaka nichinichi shinbun" or "Osaka nichinichi shinbunshi")
 Artist  Hasegawa Sadanobu II (1848-1940)
小信改二代 貞信画 Konobu the second changing to Sadanobu ga
 Seal  not sealed
 Writer of Text
 Publication Date c. 1875
Wataya Kihei 綿屋喜兵衛
綿喜板 Wataki han
[Marks. pub. ref. 579; seal similar to 25-541]

彫九一 hori Kuichi
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good- not backed
 Genre nishiki-e shinbun
 Format vertical chuban
 H x W Paper
 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (23.2 x 17.1 cm)
 H x W Image 

 Collections This Print
 Kanagawa University LibraryWaseda University Library 10 8070 6
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