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A Parents’ Moralizing Spectacles: The Clever One
This series consists of ten pictures illustrated in 1803 (Kyowa 3). Depicted is a woman is lying down with her head on a square pillow and reading “Ehon taiko-ki (Illustrated Records of the Imperial Advisor), volume 7, book 3”. This series was published from 1797 (Kansei 9) to 1802 (Kyowa 2) in Osaka. Gyokuzan Ishida illustrated the pictures. Twelve books were one volume; in total 7 volumes were made. The popularity spread to Edo also, and many painters illustrated scenes from the taiko-ki books. One of the most famous illustrations was “Picture of Hideyoshi and his Five Wives Viewing the Cherry-blossom at Higashiyama” (Taiko gosai rakuto yukan no zu). Usually, “clever” is written using the kanji for “mouth”; however, the kanji used in the title of this image implies women’s gossip.