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Utagawa Yoshiiku, Japanese, (1833–1904)
Kyoto, Shimabara, 1863
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 8 5/8 in. (33.02 cm x 21.91 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.29


Full Title: Famous Sights of the Tokaido: Kyoto, Shimabara

Marks
Signed Yoshiiku ga.

Medium
Woodblock print; oban tate-e.

Object Description
Late Edo period color woodblock print depicting a courtesan dreaming of a Daimyo procession entering Kyoto, while her attendant looks at a Hiroshige print of "53 Stations of the Tokaido." This large series by different artists and publishers was made for the commemoration of shogun Tokugawa lemochi's historic travel from Edo to Kyoto to pay respect to the emperor.

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