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Sake cup with maki-e design of a landscape of Sumida-gawa river

Shirai Kakosai19th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This Oribe style sake cup has a picture in flat and relief Maki-e design on the vermilion lacquer ground, using sprinkled metallic powders. The picture shows “Suda ferry” which was a ferryboat crossing the Sumida river from Hashiba to Terashima in Edo. This route was also called "Umewaka ferry" or "Masaki ferry". It also depicts Masaki Inari Myo-jin shrine on the left, Suda-zutsumi dike on the right and Mt. Tsukuba visible in the distance.
There is an inscription "Sumida river/ Shozan with kao (stylized signature)/ Yoshikuni" inside the bottom stand.
This sake cup seems to be from the set of the famous landscape series.
It might be a gift from a superior.

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  • Title: Sake cup with maki-e design of a landscape of Sumida-gawa river
  • Creator: Shirai Kakosai
  • Date Created: 19th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: Dia:9.1 cm, H:2.3 cm
  • Type: Lacquerware

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