Matsumoto Kōshirō V

A Gathering of ‘Children of Edo’ out Watching Fireflies


タイトル Matsumoto Kōshirō V Matsumoto Kōshirō 松本幸四郎
シリーズタイトル A Gathering of ‘Children of Edo’ out Watching Fireflies 蛍狩江戸ッ子揃
アーティスト Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 歌川国貞 (三代目豊国) (1786–1865)
日にち c. 1820s
Uitgever Yamaguchiya Tōbei (Kinkōdō) 山口屋藤兵衛 (錦耕堂)
場所 Edo
サイン Gototei Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画
改印 kiwame 極
版元印 To ト
品質形状 Woodblock print; full colour print; pigment on paper
フォーマット ōban
Breedte 26.2 cm
Hoogte 37.8 cm
オブジェクト番号 SH2018-DM-040
Credit line Gift of Muck and Mieke Douma
Gifted to the Japan Museum SieboldHuis in April 2018 by Muck and Mieke Douma


This series depicts actors on an outing to watch the fireflies at one of the many rivers in Edo. To combat the heat, they are donning light summer robes (yukata) and are equipped with uchiwa fans to cool themselves and towels (tenugui) to wipe the sweat from their necks. At least nine prints from this set are known. Edokko 江戸ッ子 (‘Child of Edo’) in the series title is what typical inhabitants of Edo liked to call themselves; an Edoite through and through, born and raised.