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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 24 Lord Hidetada, 10/20/1886
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (330.2 mm x 225.43 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.26

Alternate Title: Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: Hidetada ko

Back to back print with 93.6.27. No 24.

Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
Ocha no tsubone, one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's beautiful attendants, received an offering gift of cakes in the middle of the night, which she then transferred with proper ceremony to the shogun's son and heir Tokugawa Hidetada (1579-1632).

Inset: Fishermen on the beach at Suruga.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Kobayashi Testujiro

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