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Records of Observations

38. Ichiwa ichigen

  • Volume VIII, written by Ota Nampo around the Tenmei Era (1781 to 1789), 1 book, 22.8 by 16.7cm <WA19-2>

This is one of the series of essays written over a period of about 50 years by Ota Nampo (1749 to 1823), an official of the Shogunate who displayed his talents in many areas as a literary man.

39. Ryukan hyakuzu

  • edited by Ota Nampo in the late Edo Period (19th century), 1 scroll, 33.3cm in length <Ri2-17>

Ota Nampo collected illustrations of antiques, exotic animals and rare birds, pictures of overseas and local life styles and arranged them on this scroll.

40. Edo sanshibai mon banzuke

  • edited by Shikitei Sanba in 12th year of the Bunka Era (1815) [as described in the preface], 16 books, 21.8 by 17.4cm <Kibetsu5-6-1-1>

This is a chronological filing of some 400 kabuki casting brochures with billboard pictures reproduced, which were called mon banzuke, collected by Shikitei Sanba (1776 to 1822), a popular story writer in the Edo Period.

41. Otoshibanashi chuko raiyu

  • written by Shikitei Sanba in 12th year of the Bunka Era (1815) [as described in the preface], 1 book, 26.0 by 17.4cm <WA19-16>

In this book, eight rakugo (comic story telling) performance leaflets collected by Shikitei Sanba are inserted with his annotations.

42. Tanki manroku

  • completed in the late Edo Period (19th century), 8 books, 29.3 by 19.3cm <Wa210.02-2>

These are records of meetings where members studied and commented on rare objects and illustrations they brought. This meeting was held 20 times from 1824 through 1825. Kyokutei Bakin (1767 to 1848) and Yashiro Hirokata were among the members of the meeting.

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43. Kyokutei raikan shu

  • in the late Edo period (19th century), 3 books, 21.9 by 30.4cm <WA25-21>

A letter written by Suzuki Bokushi (1770 to 1842), a literary man in Echigo Province. This letter became the source of the story that Kyokutei Bakin presented at the meeting called "Toen-kai", where the members introduced curiosities and strange stories. Kyokutei raikan shu is a collection of letters addressed to Bakin.

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