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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 1 Emperor Nintoku, 10/20/1886
Ink on Paper
12 15/16 in. x 8 13/16 in. (328.61 mm x 223.84 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.24

Alternate Title: Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: Nintoku tenno

Back to back print with 93.6.25. No. 1.

Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
Emperor Nintoku (reigning 313-399 according to the Nihon Shoki) noticed throughout his realm an absence of smoke from kitchen fires (a sign of widespread poverty), and so he exempted the people from mandatory labor services for three years. This and other stories describe Nintoku as both a benevolent and progressive ruler, introducing advanced agricultural and architectural techniques to Japan from the continent and cultivating relations with the Korean states and China.

Inset: Happy farmers with bales of rice.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue

Kobayashi Testujiro

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