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Namazu-e (Ukiyo-e prints of Catfish), The Gigantic Catfish's Test of Strength, the Struggle between the Catfish and Kashima-myojin 《Tentative Title》

Unknown1855 - 1855

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore
Saitama City, Japan

This multicolor woodblock print was published after a large earthquake near Edo (present-day Tokyo) on October 2, 1855 (near the end of the Edo Period, 1603-1868) as a satirical commentary on recent events. In modern Japan, historical woodblock prints that feature giant catfish (namazu) are called namazu-e ("catfish prints"), and over 220 types have been confirmed to exist.

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  • Title: Namazu-e (Ukiyo-e prints of Catfish), The Gigantic Catfish's Test of Strength, the Struggle between the Catfish and Kashima-myojin 《Tentative Title》
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1855 - 1855
  • Physical Dimensions: w37.1 x h25.3 cm
  • Type: Ukiyoe print
  • External Link: http://www.saitama-rekimin.spec.ed.jp/

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