- Museum number
Object: (Mata yakinaosu Hachikatsuki-hime) Kusazoshi kojitsuke nendaiki (又焼直鉢冠姫) 稗史憶説年代記
Object: Fu-chohoki 不重宝記 (A Non-Treasury)
Illustrated book, 1 vol. Woodblock-printed. Relating the adventures of Hachikazuki, using styles appropriate to each period in the development of kusazoshi, including those of Moronobu, Kiyomasu, Kiyonobu, Kiyoshige, Kiyonaga, Masayoshi, Harumachi, Utamaro, Shun'ei, Toyoshige and Toyokuni.
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Height: 16.50 centimetres (covers)
Width: 12.40 centimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- Information provided by Dr Laura Moretti, University of Cambridge, Jan. 2022:
This kibyōshi packages a history of kusazōshi whilst offering a new spin on the medieval story of Hachikazuki. Each double-page spread presents a new episode of the protagonist's adventures in Edo. The mise-en-page and the drawing style change scene by scene to fit the various stages in the development of kusazōshi. In this way each spread showcases stylistic features that characterize a specific publisher and/or illustrator. Shikitei Sanba offers details about the publishers, authors and illustrators who are invoked. In the process he plays with other textual types, including 'nendaiki' and 'chōhōki'.
An unpublished English translation, typewritten, survives in a private collection in Cambridge. The name of the translator is not recorded, nor is the date of the translation.
Shikitei Sanba 式亭三馬 (author and illustrator ). Mata yakinaosu hachi katsugi hime/Kusazōshi kojitsuke nendaiki 又焼直鉢冠姫／稗史億説年代記. Edo: Nishimiya Shinroku 西宮新六, 1802.
“Rewritten (Re-Made) Bowl-Crowned Daughter and Far-Fetched Chronicle of Novelists and Illustrators.” Translator unknown (O). In Mata Yakinaosu Hachi-Katsugi-Hime (Translation ), 1–33. N.p.: publisher unknown, n.d.
A similar kibyōshi can be found in the work of Kishida Tohō and Kitao Masanobu:
Kishida Tohō 岸田杜芳 (author) and Kitao Masanobu 北尾政演 (illustrator). Kusazōshi nendaiki 草雙紙年代記. Edo: Kansendō 甘泉堂, 1783.
“The Comicbook Chronicle.” Translated by Akiko Walley and Glynne Walley (P). In “Through the Looking-Glass: Reflections on Kibyōshi Illustrations in Kishida Tohō’s Comicbook Chronicle.” International Journal of Comic Art 9, no. 1 (2007): 157–97.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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- Additional IDs
Japanese Illustrated Book number: JIB.808