• 3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)
3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)
3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)
3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)
3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)
3:00 AM (<i>Gozen sanji</i> - 午前三時) from the series <i>Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied</i> (<i>Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi</i> - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)

Toyohara Kunichika (豊原国周) (artist 1835 – 1900)

3:00 AM (Gozen sanji - 午前三時) from the series Scenes of the twenty-four hours parodied (Mitate chūya nijūoji no uchi - 見立昼夜廿四時之内)

Print


10/1890
9.875 in x 14.75 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Hōshunrō Kunichika hitsu
豊春楼国周筆
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (seal not in Marks)
Carver: Hori Yata (彫弥太 )
Date: Meiji 23, 9th month
明治廿三年 九月
Ritsumeikan University
Hagi Uragami Museum of Art
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Tokyo Metropolitan Library
Lyon Collection - another copy of this print

The mother in this print is dealing with an unruly child in the wee hours of the morning. Another, more veiled reference to the early hour is the one-eyed ghost of a sake bottle displayed as a child's toy.

This print is illustrated in Time present and time past - Images of a forgotten master: Toyohara Kunichika 1835-1900 by Amy Newland Reigle, p. 68.

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The inset reads: なくとおばけが三時升 and is by 薫作.

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There is another copy of this print in the Machida City Museum.


Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎) (publisher)
beautiful women (bijin-ga - 美人画) (genre)
mitate-e (見立て絵) (genre)
boshi-e (母子絵) (genre)