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Frontispice (kuchi-e)
くちえ【口絵】



『安政見聞誌』「口絵の達磨」
(あんせい けんもん し)
from the magazine "Ansei kenmonshi"



〝悟れかしこれぞ禅機の無門関ゆり崩れては一物もなし〟

「一物もなし」が御叱りの対象になったのだが、梅の屋は扇面に認めたものを写し取られたと釈明して、咎を免れた〉 
"安政見聞誌"「口絵の達磨」 一登斎芳綱?画
source : www.ne.jp/asahi/kato


Illustration from 歌川芳綱 Utagawa Yoshitsuna
(fl.1848-68)
Ittosai Yoshitsuna 一登斎芳綱


The magazine "Anzei 安政" was first published around 1856. It is a reportage of the effects of the earthquake of October 1855. It showed the destruction and detailed maps of Edo.
The magazine was also called 垣魯文編 .
It had illustrations by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川 国芳(うたがわ くによし) and others.



CLICK HERE for the Japanese Version of the Magazine:
http://www.jcsw-lib.net/ansei/index01.html

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Ansei (安政)
was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō) after Kaei and before Man'en. This period spanned the years from 1854 through 1860.
The reigning emperor was Kōmei-tennō (孝明天皇).

Ansei 2 (November 11, 1855):
Great Ansei Earthquake in Edo, one of the Ansei Great Quakes, with resulting fire damage and loss of life.
Epicenter -- (Latitude: 36.000/Longitude: 140.000), 6.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/kikaku/index75/namazu.html
source : National Museum of Japanese History

Namazu-E of the Ansei Earthquake


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Namazu to Daruma 鯰とだるま Catfish and Daruma

The Black Ships and Earthquakes


Daruma Museum

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