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Tamenobu Fujikawa,
Shanks Mare: Famous Places of Tokaido: Kanbara Tokaidochu Hizakurige, ca. 1890s
Ink on paper
9 13/16 x 14 3/16 in. (24.89 x 36.07 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: 2012.1.42

From "Tokaido Meisho Hiza Kurige" ("Famous Places of Tokaido; shanks Mare"). This series depicts the scenes from the popular novel, "Tokaido-chu Hiza Kurige" (Shanks Mare: 1802-22) by Jippensha Ikku (1765-1831). The novel tells of the humorous misadventures of travelers, Mr. Yahi and Mr. Kita, who caused havoc at inns and popular sites along the Tokaido.

ink and colors on paper

Object Description
Format: Oban yoko-e

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