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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
From the Parody of Day and Night, Twenty-four Hours: 10:00 a.m., 1891
Ink on Paper
14 in. x 9 3/8 in. (35.56 cm x 23.81 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: 98.4.34

Alternate Title: Mitate chuya nijuyoji no uchi: Gozen juji

Was purchased bound with accession numbers 98.4.1-98.4.43 in a book. Poem on print reads: Jujika no kyaku ga shiranedo shamasen no kirisuto ma bachi shiranan.

Signed: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu. Seal: Toshidama. Carver: Hori Yata.

Meiji period color woodblock print.

Object Description
This series is regarded as Kunichika's finest, completed bijan series. The prints are a fascinating collection of beauties in different aspects of lives and full of intriguing word puns and allusions.

Purchased in Japan by Professor Bruce Coates in 1998, with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Fukuda Yojiro.

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