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Below are Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Kuchi-e woodblock prints, scrolls, and postcards depicting scenes containing ichigenkin and nigenkin. We would appreciate knowing of others.

Ukiyo-e: Woodblock prints popular from the 17th - 20th centuries in Japan, literally "pictures of the floating world".
Kuchi-e: Popular woodblock prints made around 1895 to 1915 as frontispiece illustrations of popular novels published by newspapers.
Postcards: Produced in the early 20th century, mostly posed photos

Ichigenkin Iconography
Ukiyo-e

Toyokuni III: (1786-1864), a.k.a. Kunisada, Utagawa


Toyokuni III: (1786-1864), a.k.a. Kunisada, Utagawa. Suma no Mitsuuji from Mitate Sanjurokku sen, 1856

Toyokuni III: (1786-1864), a.k.a. Kunisada, Utagawa. Koto: Akisuke (Japan Open Art Database)

Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (1798-1861):
from Suikoden of Women's Customs
(Courtesy of kuniyoshiproject.com)

Kunichika, Toyohara: (1835–1900) "Kaika Ninjo Kagami" (Mirror of the Flowering Human Emotions, Customs and Manners), playing Sumagoto (ichigenkin). (Courtesy of Artelino.com)

Kunichika, Toyohara: (1835–1900)
 
Kuchi-e

Hanko, Kajita (1870-1917)
Scroll

A rather scandalous print depicting a Hadaka Matsuri or naked festival that features a number of musicians playing for dancers. The ichigenkin is shown played very inappropriately. (From the Bill Malm Collection)
Illustration
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19th C. illustration showing yakumogoto, Azuma nigenkin and ichigenkin. (Courtesy MAK online collection)
One-string Qin Iconography

Furen 1 string qin

Taizhenwang Furen Playing One-String Qin, Encircled by a Dragon
Taijin ō fūjin
Yashima Gakutei (Japan, c. 1786-c.1855)
Japan, 19th century Surimono; color woodblock print
Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Nigenkin Iconography

Ukiyo-e by Chikanobu, Toyohara: 1838-1912
Chikanobu was an important Meiji artist and a student of Kunichika.

chikanobu triptichCurrent Beauties
Chikanobu vation house printVacation House with Stone Lantern

Chikanobu triptichMoon from the Ocean Pavilion


Evening Concert
(courtesy Claremont Colleges Digital Library)

Nigengoto 1898, Azuma
Other

Nobukazu Yosai Watenabe 1874-1944
Beautiful Ladies Playing Music Kyoto Style 1890 (courtesy Ukiyo-e.org)
 
Postcard
nigenkincard
 
Yakumo-goto Iconography
Postcards:


(courtesy of Okinawa Soba)


(courtesy of Okinawa Soba)
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