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Landscapes and Beauties: Feeling Like Reading the Next Volume

Utagawa KuniyoshiEdo period, 19th century

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Japan

This series combines women who feel eagerness for something with framed pictures of landscapes related to regional specialties. This print depicts a woman with a book, wanting to read the next. The framed scene features whitebait fishing at Nishinomiya of Settsu (present-day Hyogo prefecture), which originates from the book Sankai meisan zue (Book of Specialties from the Land and Sea), illustrated by Shitomi Kangetsu.

Details

  • Title: Landscapes and Beauties: Feeling Like Reading the Next Volume
  • Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
  • Date Created: Edo period, 19th century
  • Object Title: 山海愛度図会・つづきが見たい
  • Object Notes(Japanese): 「~たい」という言葉を題にした女性の仕草に、諸国の名産を取り込んだ風景画を描いたコマ絵を組み合わせたシリーズ。本図は草紙を片手に「続きが見たい」女性を描いたもので、コマ絵は蔀関月(しとみかんげつ)挿画の『山海名産図会』を引用した摂津西宮の白魚漁である。
  • Object Date: 江戸時代・19世紀
  • Medium(Japanese): 大判 錦絵
  • Artist Name: 歌川国芳筆
  • Type: Painting

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