Yubin hochi shinbun (YHS) nishikie gallery

YHS gallery

Known Yubin hochi shinbun (YHS) prints

A number of general, partly public collections include from a few to quite a few prints in what I am calling YHS (Yubin hochi shinbun) series of news nishikie published in 1875 and 1876. A catalog of the Japan Newspaper Museum in Yokohama (Nihon Shinbun Hakubutsukan), aka Newspark, lists 18 YHS prints (Newspark 2001:2-21/2-22). Kanbara Bunko at Kagawa University, Nishigaki Bunko at Waseda University, and the Ono Collection at Tokyo University, as well as the National Diet Library, all have extensive partial collections.

Van den Ing and Schaap 1992, following Keyes 1982, lists 60 prints in this series -- including YHS-645, which is not listed in Tsuchia 1995 -- and YHS-1055, a misnumbering of YHS-1155, which Keyes similarly misnumbers. At least six issues are misnumbered.

Tsuchiya 1995 (viii-ix) lists 61 -- including the promotional flyer (YHS-0), and YHS-1127, neither of which is listed in Keyes or van den Ing and Schaap -- and an unnumbered black triptych, which I am calling YHS-9001, following Tsuchiya 2000.

Van den Ing and Schaap 1992 (pages 113-114), essentially following Keyes 1982 (pages 402-407), lists 60 YHS prints, while Tsuchiya 1995 (pages viii-ix) lists 61. However, the two lists together account for 63 prints -- since van den Ing and Schaap 1992 includes two prints not in Tsuchiya 1995 (YHS-645 and YHS-1055), while Tsuchiya 1995 includes two prints in neither Keyes nor van den Ing and Schaap (YHS-0 and YHS-1127). Note, however, that YHS-1055, as listed in Keyes 1982, and as listed and shown in van den Ing and Schaap 1992, is a misnumbering of YHS-1155.

Tsuchiya 2000 (Bunsei Shoin CD-ROM) includes a text file consisting of a table which lists all prints known to the compilers, and attributes the source of all prints shown on the disk, while also indicating the few prints for which an image could not be obtained (for unstated reasons). This table (pages 5-7) lists 62 YHS prints -- including YHS-645 (which is numbered and shown), YHS-832 (which is numbered but not shown), and YHS-1155 (which is neither numbered nor shown). Curiously, YHS-614b is not on the list, and there is image of the print on the disk, but the database numbering scheme allows for its existence.

Chiba 2008 (pages 204-205) also lists 62 prints -- the same number, but not the same prints, as Tsuchiya 2000. This comes about because Chiba 2008 omits YHS-832 and YHS-1155, but includes YHS-614b and a print it calls YHS-1272.

Chiba City Museum of Art (CCMA), when mounting the 2008 exhibition for which it compiled and published Chiba 2008, claimed to have "discovered" YHS-614b and YHS-1272 -- because, it says, they were not on the Bunsei Shoin CD-ROM. But YHS-614b is listed in Tsuchiya 1995, and the table on the CD-ROM lists YHS-614a (not YHS-614) as though to allow for YHS-614b. And the print associated with issue 1272 of Yubin Hochi Shinbun is merely a flyer, not a news nishikie, and as such it is totally unrelated to the YHS news nishikie series -- hence not listed, shown, or otherwise mentioned by Tsuchiya.

In the meantime, CCMA, while comparing its list against the contents of the CD-ROM, apparently examined only the list shown in its image database, and overlooked the text file list. And apparently they ignored Tsuchiya 1995, among other Japanese sources, much less important foreign-language sources like Keyes 1982 and van den Ing and Schaap 1992.

All 63 known YHS prints -- namely, all the YHS prints listed on Tsuchiya 2000 plus YHS-614b -- are included in the following gallery. The variations of YHS-649, first reported on this website, are not separately listed. This gallery does not show the unrelated Hochi 1272 flyer, for which see (see Fukagawa Nakamichi no ba. (WW)

No. Source
Seal
Lag
Stage
Publisher
Drawer
Writer
Carver
Other
editions

Variations
Story Click
Image
to view
0 circa 1875-1
no seal
no lag
Stage 0
Kinshodo
Toshinao
Kaka Ryuryu
Carver unknown

Promotional flyer
Announces forthcoming "Postal dispatch news" nishikie drawn by Taiso Yoshitoshi and published by Kinshodo.
YHS
425a 1875-4
1874-8
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Cops bust prostitutes
YHS
425b 1874-12-4
1875-2
2
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Drunk woman chokesman
YHS
447 1874-9-5
1875-2
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Birth of triplets
YHS
449a 1874-9-7
1875-2
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Ikebana bears plums
YHS
449b 1874-9-7
1875-0?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Convicts learn to read
Miki Toyokichi and fellow inmates teach themselves to read.
YHS
452 1874-9-10
1875-0?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
463 1874-9-24
1875-0?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Geisha instructs boy
YHS
466a 1874-9-?
1875-2
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
466b 1874-9-27
1875-2
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
471 1874-10-3
1875-8
10
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Stabs unfaithful husband
YHS
472 1874-10-4
1875-4
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Girl tames wild horse
YHS
481 1875-1-19
1875-2
1
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
484 1874-10-17
1875-2
4
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
491 1874-10-14
1875-4
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Drafted son blood pledge
YHS
501 1874-11-6
1875-8
9
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
507 1874-11-?
1875-4
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
508 1874-11-14
1875-?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
513 1874-11-19
1875-2
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
525 1874-12-4
1875-?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Escaped convict arrested
YHS
527a 1874-12-6
1875-8
8
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
527b 1874-12-6
1875-8
8
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Thief gives birth
Widow arraignee thief gives birth on way to courthouse.
YHS
532 1874-12-12
1875-?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Officer rescues girl
Officer rescues woman thrown into river by her brothers.
YHS
551 1875-1-3
1875-08
7
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Woman throws man
YHS
561 1875-1-14
1875-6
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Five men rape girl
Five men rape Omatsu, the girlfriend of Hisazo.
YHS
563 1875-1-18
1875-4
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
*566
(491)
1874-10-25
1875-4
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi

Loyal wife Toshima Tomiyo nurses leper husband Tomozo.

Wife nurses leper husband
YHS
568 1874-11-13
1875-?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Rikisha hits blind men
YHS
571 1875-1-25
1875-8
7
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Foreigner kicks woman
Foreigner kicks prostitute he claims stole his watch.
YHS
576 1875-1-31
1875-4
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Geisha horses ram man
YHS
589a 1875-1-22
1875-4
2
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
589b 1875-2-15
1875-4
2
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Kisaburo kills ex-wife
YHS
596 1875-2-23
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
597 1875-2-24
1875-8
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Cop arrests thieves
YHS
600 1875-2-27
1875-8
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Throws boiling water
YHS
601 1875-2-28
1875-8
6
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Boulders roll on girl
YHS
603 1875-3-3
1875-8
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
614a 1875-3-15
1875-?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
614b 1875-3-15?
1875-8
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Officers nab robber
YHS
617 1875-3-18
1875-4
1
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
621 1875-3-23
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Wife finds husband
YHS
623 1875-3-25
1875-8
5
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Wolves eat women
YHS
628 1875-3-30
1875-6
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Heads of two old foxes
YHS
643 1875-4-17
1875-8
4
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Wife kills self in spat
YHS
645 1875-4-19
1875-8
4
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Foreigners assault women
YHS
647 1875-4-22
1875-8
no lag
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Foreign clerks shoot selves
YHS
649 1875-4-24
1875-8?
?
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Man kills wife and her ex
YHS
650 1875-4-25
1875-8
4
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Three generations marry
Three generations in family of farmer Matsunosuke and another family marry.
YHS
651 1875-4-26
1875-8
4
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
661 1875-5-07
1875-8
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Mistress of foreigner
YHS
663 1875-5-09
1875-8
3
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
683 1875-5-31
1875-7
2
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Women fight over man
YHS
702 1875-6-22
1875-8
2
Stage 1
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Cop busts bare boobs
Officer warns a geisha not to expose herself in public. Same story reported in Yubin hochi shinbun nishikiga No. 11.
YHS
724 1875-07-17
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
729 1875-07-23
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
780 1875-09-18
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
814 1875-10-26
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
816 1875-10-28
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi



YHS
832 1875-11-?
?
?
Stage 2
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Shimofusa whale
YHS
1127 1876-10-29
1876-12-22
2
Stage 3
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Shinpuren rebellion
Gogai 1876-10-29 Story [1876-10-25]
YHS
1144 1876-11-20
1876-12-22
1
Stage 3
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Yamaguchi rebels on run
Story [1876-10-28] Story [1876-11-05]
YHS
1155 1876-11-29
1876-?-?
1
Stage 3
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Sukiyacho fire
Triptych
YHS
9001 1876-10-24
1877-02-?
1
Stage 3
Kinshodo
Taiso Yoshitoshi


Kumamoto rioters
Story [1876-10-24]
Triptych
YHS

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