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銀世界
The Silver World (Gin sekai)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1790, first month
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/8 × 7 1/2 in. (25.7 × 19 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JIB48
Not on view
This book, part of a series on the theme of snow, moon, and flowers, contains seventy-eight kyōka about snow. Here, Chinese boys are playing in the snow, which is delicately emphasized by an embossing technique.
Signature: Kitagawa Utamaro sei; Seals: 1) Toyoaki 2) Utamaro
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Mighty Kano School: Orthodoxy and Iconoclasm," December 18, 2004–June 5, 2005.

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