People of Various Trades / Left screen

17th century (Edo period)

Sakai City Museum
Sakai-shi, Osaka, Japan

Painted in the last half of the 17th century by a Kano school painter. Thirty seven occupations are elaborately depicted on circular silk cloths.
From top-right to bottom: tea vendor, clog maker, bent-wood craftsmen, shaman, wainwright, stencil dyer, paper mounter, needlemaker, pipemaker, lacquerer, physician, charcoal vendor and firewood vendor, fish vendor and clam vendor, combmaker, swordmaker, bamboo-blind weaver


  • Title: People of Various Trades / Left screen
  • Date Created: 17th century (Edo period)
  • Original Source: Sakai City Museum
  • Medium: pair of six-panel folding screens / color on silk

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