西川筆の海
Viewing and reviewing “Nishikawa’s Inkwell”
AAS Annual Conference 2010
Jenny Preston, PhD candidate, SOAS
Nishikawa fude no umi (Nishikawa’s Inkwell) front cover
ôbon, sumizuri
A Pillowbook of Libidinous Actors 好色役者枕かえし1719
Kôshoku yakusha: preface and opening section of the first narrative
with the crest of Sakakiyama Shirotarô 榊山四郎太郎
この紋の思わく有
Makurabon taiheki 枕本大開 1720: A Pillowbook of Great Peace, or, A Pillowbook of the Great Cunt
Tsubone of the corridor :かいろの局
Tsubone of rock and tree いわきの局
Kôshoku yakusha: the Kyoto actor Yamatoyama Jinzaemon
大和山甚左衛門 with the papermaker in the Kamo river
Man: Now shake it
Woman: You’re Yamatoyama sama
aren’t you? Oooo, feels good
Man: Aah,
I’m in….
Kôshoku yakusha: the Kyoto actor Katayama Kozaemon 片山小左衛門
with the stone seller from Hakusan after a glass of sake
Woman: Haven’t I seen you on stage somewhere?
Man: Aah, I’m coming…
The Kyoto actor Adachi Saburôsaemon 安達三郎左衛門.
Woman: This is a bit sudden
Man: Listen, I’m in now
Child A: Just like dogs
Child B: Shall we chuck
water over them
The actors Arashi San’emon (Osaka) 嵐三右衛門 (right)
and Sakakiyama Jinsuke (Kyoto) 榊山甚助
I just can’t handle this any
longer
Woman: Oooh Arashi-san…
Hatsu ho iro nasake kyôkasho 初ホ(穂)色情教化書
Actor: 市川九蔵
Ichikawa Kyûzo
Edo
俄景 女
然顔 正
ト容 ニ
シヲ 死
テ見 セ
立ル ン
モト
ノス
一ル
ノ
子光
The woman looks as if she’s about to die,
just looking at her face, you get hard
ラノス額
レハベノ
シ人キ八
情悲ノ
ヲ悦字
知氾ニ
レ濫宜
テトシ
トセク
ラン注
エモ目
Take a good look at the
creased forehead, the
overflowing of sadness
and happiness, you can tell
this is meant as an
Indication of human feeling
Actor: 水木竹十郎
Mizuki Takejûrô
Edo
Ozaki Kyûya 尾崎久弥
1927-28 (Shôwa 2-3) addenda to Nishikawa Fude no Umi
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