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Ikuhide Kobayashi, Japanese
True View of Nihonbashi, December 1886
Ink on Paper
14 3/8 in. x 28 5/16 in. (36.51 cm x 71.91 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.33

Alternate Title: Tokyo Meisho no uchi: Nihonbashi Shinkei

Good impression.

Signed Ikuhide.

Colored ink woodblock print tryptch.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print depicting the bustling scenery of Nihon-bashi Bridge on New Year's Day. The Firemen's group is showing off their acrobatic skills on a high ladder. The image includes Western style horse driven street cars, traditional rickshaws, gas lights as well as people wearing kimono and hats. The tall building of Mitsui Bank and the post office are seen on the background. A quite fascinating triptych depicting the curious mixtures of the new Western elements and the Japanese traditional elements which were very typical in the Meiji era.

Akiyama Buemon.

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