The purpose of this section will be an attempt to provide the linear dimensions
(width and height) of the various single-print series (tate-e and yoko-e).
There is much commentary regarding the size of prints:
I regard the size of the image as the deciding factor:
not the size of the sheet of paper on which it is printed. This may have been trimmed
at anytime prior to its release to the public; or modified by the public itself to fit the
print within a frame or some other decorating or storage scheme.
I consider the size of the image as the greatest distance from edge to edge of the multi-colored printed image
within the thin, (usually black) colored border, not including any printed material external to the border
(unless there is a decorative border or explanatory material pertinent to the print, other than the publishing data).
I do not promulgate the metric system, but, in this case, the measurements are more exact,
and relevant to more collectors who employ the metric system to measure these prints.
azuma: 21 x 33 cm
azuma fuzoku: 30.15 x 21.15 (image) : 31.25 x 21.15 cm (including title of print)
azuma fuzoku fuku tsukushi: 22.85 x 33.35 cm
azuma fuzoku nenju gyoji: 23.3 x 35.3 cm
azuma kagami: 23 x 33.65 cm (image) : 23 x 34.3 cm (including explanatory printing in top border)
azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: 23.2 x 33 cm
azuma sugata shiki no uta: 22.4 x 32.85 cm (image) : 24.7 x 36 cm (including border)
Bakin chojutsu: 23.4 x 33.81 cm
edo nishiki: 32.6 x 22.8 cm (image) : 33.5 x 22.8 cm (including title of print)
fugaku shu: 23.9 x 36 cm
gempei seisuiki: 21 x 33.35 cm (image) : 23.5 x 35.9 cm (including border)
gento shashin kurabe: 24 x 35.6 cm
Heike monogotari: 36 x 20.65 cm
imayo tokyo hakkei: 21.8 x 33.65 cm
imayo bijin kagami: 20.5 x 31.4 cm (image) : 23.25 x 34.3 cm (including border)
imayo bijin kurabe: 23.7 x 35.1 cm
ju-ni hito'e: 34.13 x 22.45 cm
jidai kagami: 22.1 X 33.65 cm
kaika kyoiku mari uta: 23.7 x 35.24 cm
kyodo risshiki : 21 x 31.75 cm (image) : 25.15 x 36.35 cm (including border)
meiyo iro no sakiwake: 21.4 x 33 cm
mitate juni shi: 24.2 x 34.15 cm
nijushi ko mitate e awase: 22.6 x 33.8 cm
setsu gekka (1st version): 21.6 x 32.7 cm (occasionally to 33.5 due to extension of inset)
setsu gekka (2nd version): 22 x 32.3 cm
shiki no hana kyogen mitate: 22.75 x 33.8 cm
shin bijin: 21 x 30.5 cm (excluding the title kanji in the lower border)
to kyogen homare no wazogi: 24.1 x 32.4 cm
tokugawa kakei ryakki: 22.7 x 33.75 (image) : 24.55x36.25 (including border)
tokyo meisho: 22.5 x 35.1 cm
tokyo meisho kurabe: 21.6 x 32.7 cm
The measurements given above comprise an average of three prints picked at random from each series.
I would appreciate any and all additions and corrections;
and any other material of which you may be aware that could add to the knowledge
displayed in this part of the site.
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