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)
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)
Printed on Japanese paper in double constructon.
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