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絵本吾妻遊
Ehon Azuma asobi
Picture Book of Amusements of the Eastern Capital (Ehon Azuma asobi)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1790, first month
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Woodblock printed book; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 11/16 × 6 1/4 in. (22 × 15.8 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JIB41
Not on view
One of Utamaro's many printed books, this collection of leisure activities in the "eastern capital" is especially lively. The scene is of a fair at the downtown Kojimachi Bishamon Temple
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.

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