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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
Modern Genji, 54 Contemporary Feelings: Ch. 51 Ukifune, c.1884
Ink and colors on paper
14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in. (36 x 24 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: 2017.1.87

Alternate Title: Genji Goju-yo Jo: Ch. 51 Ukifune

"Genji Goju-yo Jo" (Fifty-four Feelings of Today). The title was punned with "The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji."

Literature: Newland, Amy Reigle, "Time Present and Time Past: Images of a Forgotten Master, Toyohara Kunichika," Leiden: Hotei Publising, 1999. ISBN 90-74822-08-11-8, p. 20 (This series is described.)

The scene corresponds with Ch. 51, "Ukifune." Here, a woman with an umbrella prepares to board a pleasure boat on a snowy day.

Signature Toyohara Kunichika

Ink and colors on paper

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