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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
Modern Times, 54 Chapters: Ch. 23, Hatsune, c. 1884
Ink on Paper
9 7/16 in. x 14 3/8 in. (24 cm x 36.5 cm)

Object Type: print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2003.1.48

Signed Toyohara Kunichika hitsu. Censor: Aratame.

Colored ink woodblock print on off-white paper (oban tate-e), with mica sprinkles.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print from the series "Genji Goju-yo Jo" (The Contemporary Fifty-four Feelings). In the image people are dancing happily to the music by a flute and a drum in a Bon Festival. The word, Genji, is punned with the Tale of Genji. The Genji-mon are scattered on the right cartouche and the drummer looks like Prince Genji.

Takekawa Seikichi.

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