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Observations on the Opening of the Port of Yokohama, Vol. 4

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Utagawa Sadahide, Japanese, (1807–1873)
Observations on the Opening of the Port of Yokohama, Vol. 4, 1865
Ink on paper
9 5/16 x 6 7/8 in. (24 x 17 cm)


Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2017.1.70


Marks
On pages 1, 3, 4 and on the last page, there are notes in pencil, in English (pp. 1,3, and 4 and in Japanese on the final page).
Notes:
Page 1: The opening of Yokahama Harbour [and another word in pencil - illegible]
Page 4 - 3: Captn A. B. [illegible] on left: The thirty first Oct. 18 [rest illegible]
Final page: possibly Japanese characters

Medium
ink on paper

Object Description
The cover of the book is a muted celadon green, with an embossed design of mandorla shapes and decorative elements. The illustrations are chiefly portraits of people, many westerners, or people engaged in everyday activities. Pages 3,4,5 and 6 depict troops.

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