History of the 400th year of Iba

Iba Sensen was founded by Kanzaemon ITAYA, a merchant of Hamamatsu who rose to Edo with Ieyasu TOKUGAWA.At that time, Ibaya Ibakaya was named after his first birthplace, Toshu Iba-mura Village (present-day Higashi-Iba-cho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Hamamatsu City).In the middle of the Edo period, Senzaburo ITAYA was the official name of 'Iba Senzaburo' (literally, "Immortal Immortal"), which was the nickname of Senzaburo KATSAYA.

Enshu iba village(present Higashi iba-Cho, Chuo Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture)

At the time of its founding, it was granted the use of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the construction of the Edo Nihonbashi Bridge was completed, but in the Keicho era, it began to sell washi (Japanese paper) and bamboo products at Edo Nihonbashi Horie Town (present location in Nihonbashi, Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo Prefecture).After the latter part of the Edo period, Uchiwa fan was started, and Ukiyoe began to be published as publishers such as Toyokuni, Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige and so on.

Around Nihonbashi in the Edo period

At that time, "Iba-senban" can be seen not only in domestic art museums, but also in the Great Britain Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Art in Vangoho, Japan.

This is the "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu" of the Daiei Museum.https://www.britishmuseum.org/
[Author: Hiroshige UTAGAWA] Senzaburo Ibaya-Senzaburo.

Hiroshige ICHISAKAI (Hiroshige UTAGAWA) "Onkyoku-no-makai" >From the Japanses Prints in London site.

From the late Edo period, Sensu (folding fan) started to be sold, and as a long-established store for Uchiwa fan, Sensu (folding fan) and Washi paper products, it has been developed

伊場仙 of the Taisho era after the Great Kanto Earthquake

Iba Sensen's thinking of trade

We focus on the traditional culture of Japan, the inheritance of the culture of the Edo culture, and the design and color of Edo in the design of the product.The materials are made of bamboo, Japanese paper, and textiles, which are strictly selected, and are manufactured by skilled artisans.

In addition, through the 400 years of business, the bond between people and people is important, and the trust of customers is being promoted as a company that serves the region and society in the first place.

Ukiyoe woodblock

The original work

Is the publisher the publishing producer of what I say now?
I will introduce some ukiyo-e. There you can get a glimpse of the relationship between the original and the ukiyoe master at the time, and the anti-bone spirit of Edo.


Kuniyoshi Utakawa

Monster map of MINAMOTO no Yorimitsu's official residence of Tsuchigumo

1843: The Oban nishiki-e-mit-zoku (three-colored pictures)

MINAMOTO no Yorimitsu's official residence, Tsuchigumo, a specter of yokai, Kuniyoshi

MINAMOTO no Yorimitsu, who was said to have retired from Shuten-doji (Tsuchigumo) of Mt. Oe, is believed to have been made to become a specter of Tsuchigumo (a specter of the spiders of the land).The picture of Oe no Taiji in Mt. Oe is not seen in other areas, but this is a mysteriing.The shape of the kimono of Yorimitsu, which is fusetsu, is not the type, the twelfth shogun, Ieyoshi TOKUGAWA, or Tadakuni MIZUNO from the family crest of a samurai who is not next to him, or Tadakuni MIZUNO, who was in the back of the yokai, and the mysteries started to be understood and echoed in the back.The people of the Edo people, who were disliked by Mizuno's ban on the ban, bought this ukiyoe by rubbish.
And the publisher was the character of Ibasen.Since the enthusiasm of the people is so enthusiastic, Ibasen is not blamed by the quick steps to collect the picture and cut the printing blocks.Well, well ...
Iba Sensen, the publisher of the book, also belonged to the utagawa school, which was a member of Kuniyoshi, as it was the government of the Edo bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun).His rights were never taken away, and even before that, he published a satirical picture with his antibone spirit and his criticism of the bakufu.

 Mizuno Tadata

Mizuno Tadata

Minamoto no Yorik

Minamoto no Yorik

The meddle of the Baozo wall

1847 (4th year of Honging)

The Book of the Baozo Wall Kuniyoshi Uagawa

Since the reform of Tenbo, actors' ukiyo-e has been banned from publication. Then, the publisher and the publisher devise it in an example of how to publish it somehow. This picture says, "This is not a ukiyo-e. It's graffiti. At that time, people could see Utaemon, Koshiro, and Umeyuki. When it came to the cat in the middle, there were two cats. I'm dancing happily. This sense of playfulness is a luxury.