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  • One Hundred Birdsongs
    Kubo Shunman, born 1757 - died 1820
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One Hundred Birdsongs

  • Object:

    Page

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1796 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kubo Shunman, born 1757 - died 1820 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed in colour, from wood blocks, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Misses Alexander

  • Museum number:

    E.6899-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This book is a collection of kyôka (literally 'crazy verse') with illustrations by Kubô Shunman and others. Kyôka developed in Japan in the Edo period (1615-1868). Poetry circles sprang up for competition and recreation and often commissioned illustrated anthologies and single-sheet prints of their finest work.

This image is one of two contributed by Shunman to the anthology. In it, two geisha are pictured boarding a ferry on the banks of the Sumida River in Edo (modern Tokyo).

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1796 (made)

Artist/maker

Kubo Shunman, born 1757 - died 1820 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed in colour, from wood blocks, on paper

Dimensions

Height: 255 mm, Width: 190 mm, Depth: 15 mm

Subjects depicted

Geishas; Ferries; Rivers

Categories

Prints; Books

Collection

East Asia Collection

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