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Edo Meisho no Uchi: Bentenyama and Kinryuzan temple in Asakusa

Andô Hiroshige III

Spring scene with houses, a temple complex and a pagoda on the riverbank. There are also trees and cherry blossoms. Some people are walking by the river.

(1843 - 1894)

19th century

circa 1870

1930.63

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)

Katsushika Hokusai

A large group of young women inside a building surrounded by male servants. The women all wear various styles of kimono, though the predominant colors are red and green. The inside of the building is on the bottom floor with a set of steps leading up to a second floor, not depicted.

1760 - 1849

19th century

circa 1811-1813

1938.1

color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

Japan

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Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)

Katsushika Hokusai

A group of 18 women inside a building wearing various kimono with the predominant colors being grey, red, black, and green. Some of the kimono also have orange coloring. The patterns and designs on the kimono vary from images of flowers to geometric designs. A rice paper door is seen in the background leading to a room at a slightly higher level and an image of a phoenix can be partially seen on the wall in the back and to the left. One of the women near the front is tying the string around a package while three other women near her are arranging small footed trays. One of the women in the forefront and to the left appears to be holding a cup or jar.

1760 - 1849

19th century

1811-1813

1938.2

color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

Japan

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Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)

Katsushika Hokusai

A print of 15 women inside a building dressed in various kimono with the predominant colors being grey, red, black, and green. Some of the kimono also have orange coloring. The patterns and designs on the kimono vary from images of flowers to geometric designs. One male is kneeling towards the back and another man can be seen in the background leaving the room. Two women to the very back and left of the image appear to be adjusting their makeup. Three women to the front sit around a tea set (partially visable) and two women to their right are whispering to each other.

1760 - 1849

19th century

1811-1813

1938.3

woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size

Japan

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An Evening in a Hot Spring

Yoshida Hiroshi

This work depicts an evening scene in a hot spring.

1876 - 1950

20th century

circa 1930-1950

1939.3

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Seto Ware Oil Plate

Artist Unknown, Japan

This plate has durable body and protective glazed surface. Seven brown ring-like patterns (said to be modeled after horse eyes) decorate the inner rim of the large plate. The outermost edge is ringed in brown.

late 18th-19th century

1615-1868

1942.5

stoneware, gray with iron and white slip painting with clear glaze

Japan (nation)

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Writing Box (Suzuri-bako)

Ogata Kôrin

An elegant writing box, which originally came with a paperknife, a water-dropper, and a stone for grinding the ink. Black laquer with poetic motifs formed out of abalone shells, gold, silver and corroded lead.

(Kyoto, 1658 - 1716)

17th-18th century

1661-1716

1942.7

black and gold lacquer on wood

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Dusk at Numazu

Andô Hiroshige

Several travellers are walking along the river. There are trees on both sides of the road. A big round moon is above the village houses in the distance. One the other side of the river is a lush forest.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.121

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Hôeidô edition): #16 Night Snow at Kambara

Andô Hiroshige

In this print, sophisticated use of soft lines, rounded forms, dark sky, and subtle tones convey the utter silence and weariness of the figures as they trudge through the night-time snow near Kambara. Writing is centered at the top of the image, as well as aloong the bottom left wide with a seal. Three figures walk through the snow.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.122

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeido Tôkaidô Series: Night Snow at Kambara (Second state)

Andô Hiroshige

In this print, sophisticated use of soft lines, rounded forms, dark sky, and subtle tones convey the utter silence and weariness of the figures as they trudge through the night-time snow near Kambara.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.123

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeido Tôkaidô Series: Night Snow at Kambara (Second state)

Andô Hiroshige

In this print, sophisticated use of soft lines, rounded forms, dark sky, and subtle tones convey the utter silence and weariness of the figures as they trudge through the night-time snow near Kambara.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.124

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Nissaka, Sayo Mountain Pass

Andô Hiroshige

A mountain path which forms a diagonal of the print. Several travelers are walking along the road with trees on both sides.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.126

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Kakegawa, Distant View of Mount Akiba

Andô Hiroshige

A bridge forms a diagonal on the print. Three travellers are passing the bridge, while two monks are walking down toward them. Landscape of water and mountains is shown in the background.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.127

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Mitsuke, Tenryû River

Andô Hiroshige

Two fishemen rest on a boat standed in the shallow water, facing the viewer with their backs. They are looking at another group of fishermen in the distance standing on the lakebank. There are more boats on the lake across the land.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.128

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Yoshida, Toyokawa Bridge

Andô Hiroshige

Several workers are building a castle by the waterscape. Across the water is a bridge that leads to a village in the distance.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.129

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Sudden Shower at Shôno

Andô Hiroshige

Here, caught in a sudden downpour, people rush along the steep hillside. Bamboo bends under the force of wind and rain, and the people in the foreground mimic this downward motion in order to shield their eyes from the water streaming upon them in torrents. Masterfully depicted, the viewer can almost feel the bullets of rain, and sense of sympathy for these unfortunate travelers.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.130

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Ishibe, Megawa Village

Andô Hiroshige

The snow scene of a village. Several groups of tavellers are walking toward a house located on the side of the road. Two figures carrying heavy stuff are walking away along the path.

1797-1858

19th century

1833-1834

1948/1.131

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #39 Okazaki, Yahagi Bridge over the Toyokawa River

Andô Hiroshige

The print depicts an arch bridge over water, with travelers walking across the bridge. Several boats are sailing on the water, while two fishermen are standing on the shallow area by the waterbank.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1850

1948/1.132

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tate-e Edition): #11 Hakone, Crossing the Pass at Night

Andô Hiroshige

Several travelers are walking up along the mountain path. Some carry heavy goods, and some hold touches. There are trees on the edge of the road. A river flows below cut a steep-sided canyon between the two mountains. The title is written in the red box on the right side of the print, and there is also a yellow box next to it and a red box on the lower left side.

1797-1858

19th century

1855

1948/1.133

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Eight Views of Ômi: #1 Evening Snow on Mount Hira

Andô Hiroshige

The snowy mass of Mount Hira rises behind a snow-covered village and clumps of bamboo by an inlet of Lake Biwa. The attendant poem in the upper left corner reads:

He who would see the beauty of the evening on the peaks of

Hira must behold it after the snows have fallen and before the

flowers are fully blown.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1834

1948/1.134

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Eight Views of Ômi: #2 Night Rain at Karasaki

Andô Hiroshige

Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. The dark color pallette and black strip across the top indicate that the image is set at night. A giant tree on an island looms over the image, surrounded by water. A poem in the upper left corner reads:

"Elsewhere will they talk of the music of the evening breeze

that has made the pine of Karasaki famous; the voice of the

wind is not heard through the sound of the rain in the night."

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1834

1948/1.135

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Comparisons between Mountains and Seas: Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province, Kazusa Kanozan

Andô Hiroshige

The dark color pallette and black strip across the top indicate that the image is set at night. A mountain with pine trees and steps leading to the top loom over the image. The sea appears behind the mountain in the distance.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1858

1948/1.136

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Famous Views of Snow, Moon and Flowers: Trout Fishing by Moonlight on the Tamagawa River

Andô Hiroshige

The dark color pallette and the moon indicate that the image is set at night. There are people standing in the water, bending over in search of fish. Others stand on the bank, helping with the fishing process. Also shown are the silhouettes of a bridge over the water and the mountains in the distance.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1846

1948/1.137

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Eight Views of Edo Suburbs: Fishing Boats Returning to Gyôtoku

Andô Hiroshige

The pyramid shaped hills in the background of this print are those of the boiling houses and salt piles of Gyôtoku’s salt industry. A ferry boat, or watashi-bune, carries passengers in the foreground of this picture. In this print a shipman steers using the large rudder located in the back of the boat.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1835-1842

1948/1.138

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Tôto Meisho Series: White Rain on Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi no shirazame)

Andô Hiroshige

Rainy scene in a village. There is a bridge in the foreground, with several figures walking across with umbrellas. Houses and mountains appear in the distance.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1840-1841

1948/1.139

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION: Tôto Meisho Series: White Rain on Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi no shirazame)

Andô Hiroshige

Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. Several travelers with umbrallas and straw hats are walking across the bridge over the river. A village alongside the river and mountains are shown in the background.

1797-1858

20th century?

circa 1920 - circa 1940

1948/1.140

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Tôto Meisho Series: Flower-viewing at Asukayama

Andô Hiroshige

Landscape with water and mount Fuji in the background. People are wandering on the green grassland, having picnics, and enjoying the pleasant weather and the beauty of cherry blossoms.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1833-1843

1948/1.141

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Edo Meisho: Ochanomizu

Andô Hiroshige

A snow scene of the canal. Snow covers the house roofs, the boat shelters, and the trees. Three travelers in blue robes are walking in the snow, two of them are carrying umbrellas.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1853

1948/1.142

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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_sen Edo Meisho: Ryogoku Bridge, Evening Fireworks

Andô Hiroshige III

People are standing on the huge arch bridge over water, viewing the boats with red lanterns sailing on the water.

(1843 - 1894)

19th century

circa 1865-1875

1948/1.143

color woodblock print on paper, ôban yoko-e size

Japan (nation)

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Edo Meisho: Yushima Shrine in the Snow (Yushima tenmangu, Yukihare no zu)

Andô Hiroshige

A snow scene of people walking up the stairs leading to the snow-covered shrine and temple complex.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1853

1948/1.144

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Gazing at Snow on Matsuchi Hill (center sheet from triptych, Fûryû Genji Awase)

Andô Hiroshige

The snow scene of a village under the mountain. The house roofs, the bridge over the river, the mountain and trees are all covered by the snow. Three birds fly above the riverbank, lingering around the snow-covered pine branches.

1797-1858

19th century

1853

1948/1.145

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Edo Meisho: Gotenyama, Cherry-blossom Viewing

Andô Hiroshige II

People are appreciating the beauty of the cherry blossoms and some are having picnics under the trees. Below the highland where the cherry trees and the people are, the land leads to the fields and hills in the distance. The sky appears to be red along the edge of the hill, suggesting the time as early evening.

1829-1869

19th century

mid 19th century

1948/1.147

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Lake Suwa, Province of Shinano

Katsushika Hokusai

Two trees growing in different directions form the shape of a fork on an small island in the foreground. There is a tiny house and some plants behind the trees, a small boat on the lake, and mountains along the bank of the lake. The title of the work is inscribed on the upper left-hand corner, along with the artist's signature.

1760 - 1849

19th century

1823-1829

1948/1.148

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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36 Views of Mt. Fuji: The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura)

Katsushika Hokusai

A great, claw-shaped wave which almost swampes the boats dominates the scene, . The Mount Fuji appears in the distance and seems much smaller compared to the waves. In the upper left-hand corner, the artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature.

1760-1849

19th century

circa 1829-1833

1948/1.149

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

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A Solitary Fisherman at Kajikasawa, Kai Province (Kajikasawa, Kai)

Katsushika Hokusai

The print depicts a fisherman standing on a seaside cliff perfoming loneline fishing. There are great waves below him striking the cliff and there is a mountain in the background. The print mainly applies the color of white and shades of blue. The artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature on the upper left-hand corner.

1760 - 1849

19th century

1823-1829

1948/1.150

woodblock print on paper, ôban yoko-e size

Japan

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Kintai Bridge, Province of Suô (Suô no kuni, Kintaibashi)

Katsushika Hokusai

The prints features an arch bridge that crosses over the water, with four figures walking over. In the foreground there are trees by several little houses. There is a mountain in the background, with cloud surrounding. The artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature on the upper right-hand corner of the print.

1760 - 1849

19th century

circa 1831-1832

1948/1.151

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Surimono: The Lover in the Snow

Katsushika Hokusai

The print depicts a figure in black walking in the snow with an umbrella. The snow covers the road, the well and the trees. Inscriptions of two poems appear on the upper right-hand corner, and the artist's signature can be found on the bottom edge of the print.

1760-1849

19th century

circa 1817-1849

1948/1.152

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

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Boats in a Tempest in the Trough of the Waves off the Coast of Choshi

Katsushika Hokusai

The print depicts two boats that are caught in storms, one in the foreground and one in the background. The parallel waves form a strong diagonal in the image and the boats could hardly stay upright.

1760 - 1849

19th century

circa 1817-1859

1948/1.153

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

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Autumn Wind, from the Furyu rokkasen (The Six Elegant Poets) series

Suzuki Harunobu

A young woman hurries across a bridge, using one of her sleeves to shield her head from the strong wind. Plants around her bend in the force of the wind, and tree branches lose their leaves. An Uta poem by Bunya-no-Yasuhide graces the top register.

1725-1770

18th century

circa 1768

1948/1.156

chûban (medium size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper

Japan (nation)

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Courtesan and her retinue on an outing (part of triptych)

Utagawa Toyokuni I

An image of three older women and two young girls standing together outside of a building. The woman to the left wears a plain kimono of black stripes and a green obi. The two women in the center wear layered kimono of orange shades, with the woman on the right wearing star burst designs and the woman on the left wearing a fan and flower design. The two young girls also wear kimono of orange and a different style of star burst pattern. In the background is a scene of trees and a pond.

1769 - 1825

18th century

late 1780

1948/1.173

large full-color woodblock print (nishiki e) on paper, large-format (ôban), part of triptych

Japan (nation)

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A Courtesan and a Porter Carrying food, Sheet 2 from the series of "The Main Street of the Yoshiwara in Cherry Blossom Time" (A five-sheet series)

Utagawa Toyokuni I

A color print depicting groups of women in kimono and men gathered under blossoming trees. The woman to the far right wears a dark kimono with an undistiguishable pattern. The next woman to her left wears a dark kimono with white dots. To her left is a woman wearing a kimono of multiple layers and single colors. She is surrounded by two girls with matching kimono. The final woman to the far left wears similarly colored material, though not as many layers. The man is wearing an outfit of geometric squares.

A group of one woman and two men is depicted in the back to the left while another group is entering the scene behind them. In gront of the large group are two men talking. Two men appear to be looking outside the screens of the building, and to the right of them is a group of three women and one man talking.

1769 - 1825

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1948/1.176

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

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Two Courtesans Talking to a Young Man, Sheet 4 from the series of "The Main Street of the Yoshiwara in Cherry Blossom Time" (a five sheet series)

Utagawa Toyokuni I

An image of women walking down the street. The woman at the forefront is trailed by two young girls and another woman. They wear similarly pattererned kimono with geometric designs and orange and green coloration. To the right of them are two women talking to two men, one crouched behind the other, under cherry blossom trees. The women appear to wear kimono of orange color and patterened with leaves. The first man wears a black striped kimono and a sword hilt can be seen strapped to his waist while the man behind him wears grey. In the background is a building and a group of men walking about. In the center of the background, inside the building, a woman can be seen.

1769 - 1825

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1948/1.178

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

A Courtesan followed by Two kamuro and Another Courtesan Behind, Sheet 5 from the series of "The Main Street of the Yoshiwara in Cherry Blossom Time" (a five sheet series)

Utagawa Toyokuni I

An image of women walking down the street. The woman at the forefront is trailed by two young girls and another woman. They wear similarly pattererned kimono with geometric designs and orange and green coloration. To the right of them are two women talking to two men, one crouched behind the other, under cherry blossom trees. The women appear to wear kimono of orange color and patterened with leaves. The first man wears a black striped kimono and a sword hilt can be seen strapped to his waist while the man behind him wears grey. In the background is a building and a group of men walking about. In the center of the background, inside the building, a woman can be seen.

1769 - 1825

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1948/1.179

color woodblock print on paper

Japan

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Courtesans of the Chôjiya: Hinatsuru and Her Attendant

Kitagawa Utamaro

The kneeling figure in the foreground is grand courtesan Hinatsuru. Her kamuro (attendant) is arranging a vase of chrysanthemums beside her. The circular inset contains a poet and his poem addressed to the two of them:

In its wake

The autumn grasses wither.

Indeed, the mountain wind

Has now become a gale.

(Edo, 1754 - 1806, Edo)

18th century

circa 1790

1948/1.184

Ôban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper

Japan (nation)

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Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya (Seirô kabuki yatsushiga tsukushi: Matsubaya no uchi)

Kitagawa Utamaro

This triptych shows courtesans in a garden of Yoshiwara under flowering trees. The inscribed names allow us to identify the women as courtesans of the Matsubaya House, centered on the grand courtesan Yoso’oi (in the central triptych, with the dragon-design obi). Flanking her on either side are two shinzô apprentices, and at the right, two kamuro or child attendants.

The courtesans at left interact with a puppet of the actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI in his role as Sukeroku. The bearded older man in the center is the villain Hige no Ikyû, Sukeroku’s rival for the affections of the courtesan Agemaki.

1754-1806

18th century

1798

1948/1.185

oban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper, triptych

Japan (nation)

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Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya (Seirô kabuki yatsushiga tsukushi: Matsubaya no uchi)

Kitagawa Utamaro

This triptych shows courtesans in a garden of Yoshiwara under flowering trees. The inscribed names allow us to identify the women as courtesans of the Matsubaya House, centered on the grand courtesan Yoso’oi (in the central triptych, with the dragon-design obi). Flanking her on either side are two shinzô apprentices, and at the right, two kamuro or child attendants.

The courtesans at left interact with a puppet of the actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI in his role as Sukeroku. The bearded older man in the center is the villain Hige no Ikyû, Sukeroku’s rival for the affections of the courtesan Agemaki.

1754-1806

18th century

1798

1948/1.186

oban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper, triptych

Japan (nation)

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Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya (Seirô kabuki yatsushiga tsukushi: Matsubaya no uchi)

Kitagawa Utamaro

This triptych shows courtesans in a garden of Yoshiwara under flowering trees. The inscribed names allow us to identify the women as courtesans of the Matsubaya House, centered on the grand courtesan Yoso’oi (in the central triptych, with the dragon-design obi). Flanking her on either side are two shinzô apprentices, and at the right, two kamuro or child attendants.

The courtesans at left interact with a puppet of the actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VI in his role as Sukeroku. The bearded older man in the center is the villain Hige no Ikyû, Sukeroku’s rival for the affections of the courtesan Agemaki.

1754-1806

18th century

1798

1948/1.187

oban (large size) nishiki-e (full-color woodblock print) on paper, triptych

Japan (nation)

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Courtesan and client: parody of the Kiritsubo Chapter of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji Kiritsubo)

Okumura Masanobu

A monochrome print depicting two standing women and a reclining man in a room. The taller woman, a courtesan, wears an elaborate kimono of butterfly design and under-kimono of geometric patterns; her hair is tied on the back, wearing tortoise shell comb and hairpin. She is holding skirts of kimono and under-kimono with her right hand and is hiding her left hand under the kimono. The second woman, an attendant, is standing behind the courtesan, holding a doll of a boy and her face turning away. She wears a plain kimono with pine tree design and obi (sash) with striped patterns. The man is reclining and looking toward the courtesan. They seem to engage in conversation. The man wears kimono with design of coins and short jacket with plaid patterns. His hair is shaved on top and tied on the back. There is a folded screen behind him, depicting a plum tree by river. In front of him, there are a sake pitcher, sake cup and its stand, and a bowl with food accompanied by a tray and chopsticks. There is a title of the print in cartouche at upper right.

1686-1764

18th century

1711-1716

1948/1.198

Oban (large-size) sumizurii-e (monochrome woodblock print) on paper

Japan (nation)

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Gyôsho Edition): #40 Chiriu

Andô Hiroshige

Woodcut print. Title in a red rectangle in the upper right hand corner of the print. Colors are primarily greens and blues for the landscape and clothing, while the hats and straw mats are a faded yellow, and the trees are a solid brown.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1841-1842

1949/1.136

color woodblock print on paper

Japan (nation)

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Interior of a Cinema Theater (Katsudo Shashinkan Naibu)

Oda Kazuma

In thick, sketchy lines, this print portrays a scene in which a figure leans against a wall on the left, and a crowd of people look over a balcony on the right. The top half of the composition is taken up mostly by a ceiling with two lamps hanging from it.

1882-1956

20th century

1920

1950/2.5

color lithograph on paper

Japan