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Tokaido gojusan tsui
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Tokaido gojusan tsui


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this print everything goes topsy-turvy as people run into each other trying to escape from a snapping turtle. This print illustrates a scene from the comic novel "Footing It along the Tokaido Road" (or "Shank's Mare") by Jippensha Ikku (1765-1831). The main characters are Yaji and Kita, two happy-go-lucky travelers who experience many adventures as they go along the road between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hiroshige giga; [Transcription] Hizakurige kokkei; [Translation] Hizakurige Humor
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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Period
ca. 1845-1846 (late Edo)
Medium
mulberry paper, pigments
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.571
Measurements
14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (36.83 x 24.45 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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