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Woodblock print - [Sumi ]da-gawa hanami
  • [Sumi ]da-gawa hanami
    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861
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[Sumi ]da-gawa hanami

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1797-1861 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print from wood blocks.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Edward David Stern (part of the Sir Edward David Stern collection).

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Landscape format triptych in various colours, depicting a crowd of women and girls on the bank of the river, surrounded by cherry blossom. A ferry-boat is in the background. The triptych is signed 'Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi gwa.'

Place of Origin

Japan (made)


1797-1861 (made)


Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print from wood blocks.


Height: 13.3125 in, Width: 28.25 in

Descriptive line

'[Sumi ]da-gawa hanami.', woodblock print by Kuniyoshi, Japan, 1797-1861.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935




Block printing

Subjects depicted

Ferry; Cherry blossom; Women




East Asia Collection

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