Woodblock Books
by Miki Teiichi, 1887

 

1887 - Japanese Heros, Color Woodblocks
Teiichi, Miki
Takahashi, G. (translation):
Pictures of a Hundred Eminent Japanese with Their Biographies in Japanese and Chinese, Tokyo, Kyushundo (No. 5 First Cho, Sanjikkenbori), 1887 (Meiji 20), 8vo (10 x 6 3/4 in - 25.5 x 17 cm), paper wraps, 10 double page color woodblocks, 84 pp. The 10 woodblocks depict the following famous individuals: Saigo Takamori, Kato Kiyomasa, Kusunoki Masashige, Hojo Tokimune, Taira no Shigemori, Minamoto no Yoshiie, Wage no Kiyomaro, Takenouchi no Sukune, Jingu Kogu and Yamatotake no Mikoto. For more information on this book, click here.

Similar/Related Book:

  • c1890 Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times, Each With a Characteristic Illustration, same author/translator and printer, c1890, 10 double page color woodblocks, 8vo (10 x 6 3/4 in - 25 x 17.5 cm), 44 pp.

 

1887 - Famous Places in Japan, Color Woodblocks
Teiichi, Miki
Takahashi, G (translation):
Pictorial Descriptions of the Famous Places in Tokyo, Tokyo, Kyushundo (No. 5 First Cho, Sanjikkenbori), 1887 (Meiji 20), 12mo (7 1/4 x 5 in - 18.5 x 12.5 cm), paper wraps, 2 double page color woodblocks as well as numerous black and white woodcut images, 132 pp. The 2 color woodblocks depict the Cherry-Trees on Ueno and Aspects of Mukojima. Each place has an English (and Chinese) description of about 1/2 to 1 page. For more information on this book, click here.

 
A Third Book in this Series. In advertisements in both the People and the Places books a third book in that series is noted. It is titled Pictorial Descriptions of a Hundred Famous Places in Japan. I have not determined that this book was ever published however.

 


Detailed Information on Each Book

 
Teiichi, Miki
Takahashi, G. (translation):
Pictures of a Hundred Eminent Japanese with Their Biographies in Japanese and Chinese, Tokyo, Kyushundo (No. 5 First Cho, Sanjikkenbori), 1887 (Meiji 20), 1887 (Meiji 20), 8vo (10 x 6 3/4 in - 25.5 x 17 cm), paper wraps, 10 double page color woodblocks, 84 pp. The 10 woodblocks depict the following famous individuals: Saigo Takamori, Kato Kiyomasa, Kusunoki Masashige, Hojo Tokimune, Taira no Shigemori, Minamoto no Yoshiie, Wage no Kiyomaro, Takenouchi no Sukune, Jingu Kogu and Yamatotake no Mikoto.

 
 
Teiichi, Miki
Takahashi, G (translation):
Pictorial Descriptions of the Famous Places in Tokyo, Tokyo, Kyushundo (No. 5 First Cho, Sanjikkenbori), 1887 (Meiji 20), 12mo (7 1/4 x 5 in - 18.5 x 12.5 cm), paper wraps, 2 double page color woodblocks, 132 pp. The 2 woodblocks depict the following scenes: Cherry-Trees on Ueno and Aspects of Mukojima. Each place has an English (and Chinese) description of about 1/2 to 1 page.

Subjects include:

  • Cherry-Trees on Ueno (double-page full-color woodblock print)
  • The Tori No Ichi (Cock Market)
  • Shiratsuyu of the Inamoto Ro [description of Geisha]
  • Winter Scenery at Mukojima
  • The Last Market at Asakusa
  • Murasaki of the Kozen Ro [description of Geisha]
  • Moon-Light Night at Shimbashi
  • The Hibiya Parade Ground
  • Maples on the Taki No Gawa
  • Comic Dance in Yoshiwara
  • Hyak-kwa En
  • Scenery on Kudan
  • Feast of Lanterns at Yoshiwara
  • Shinobazu No Ike
  • The Shintomi Theatre
  • Shizunami of the Daimonji Ya [description of Geisha]
  • The Sea-Coast View of Shiba
  • The Scenery at Shinagawa
  • Yanagi-Bashi
  • Prosperity of Ginza
  • The Temple of Nezu Gongen
  • Cherry Blossoms in Yoshiwara
  • Matsuchi Yama
  • Asakusa Kwannon
  • View of Atago
  • Shinagawa-Ro in Yoshiwara
  • View of Sakurada
  • The Hare-Day Worship
  • New Year's Scene
  • Aspects of Mukojima (double-page full-color woodblock print).

 

 

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