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Modern Times, 54 Chapters: Ch. 31 Makibashira

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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
Modern Times, 54 Chapters: Ch. 31 Makibashira, 1884
ink on paper
14 in. x 9 1/8 in. (35.56 cm x 23.11 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: woodblock printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2012.1.3


Alternate Title: Genji Goju-yo Jo: Ch. 31 Makibashira

Commentary
"Genji Goju-yo Jo" translates to "Fifty-Four Feeling of Today." The title was punned with "The Fifty-Four Chapters of the Tale of Genji."

Edition
Very good impression

Marks
Signature: Toyohara Kunichika

Medium
Colored ink paper; woodblock print, oban tate-e.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print in which the word, Genji, is punned with the Tale of Genji. The popular Genji theme was applied to the contemporary scenery.

Publisher
Takegawa Seikichi

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