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Comical Sketch - Toba-e for Stop Yawning, Vol. 1

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Comical Sketch - Toba-e for Stop Yawning, Vol. 1, c. 1721
Ink on paper
10 3/16 x 7 3/16 in. (25.91 x 18.29 cm)

Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2013.1.23

Alternate Title: Toba-e; Akubi Dome, Vol. 1

Comical illustrations of various people's activities in Toba-e style. The title means, "Toba-e for Stop Yawning." Toba-e are humorous sketches of people with thin, elongated arms and legs. It was first associated with monk Toba-sojo (1053-1140).

Note: The description in pencil on the first page is incorrect.

Note: Another copy of this book is in the collection of the National Diet Library of Japan.


Artist signed or sealed but not identified. Signature: Takehara Shinchosai

ink on paper (black and white)

Object Description
Printed on Japanese paper in double constructon.

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