On the Yoshida Highway

A work made of hand-colored woodblock print; tan-e, vertical o-oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hand-colored woodblock print; tan-e, vertical o-oban.

Date:

c. 1685

Artist:

Attributed to Sugimura Jihei
Japanese, active c. 1681–98

About this artwork

An actor playing Miyako no O Kuni, the originator of Kabuki who flourished in Kyoto in the early 1600s, is seated in an open second-floor room with an attendant. Ukiyo-no-suke, walking below, holds an umbrella over Kanto Koroku. This is likely a scene from an early drama. Though the roles are identified, neither the name of the play nor the identity of the actors is given.

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Artist

Sugimura Jihei

Title

On the Yoshida Highway

Origin

Japan

Date

1681–1691

Medium

Hand-colored woodblock print; tan-e, vertical o-oban

Dimensions

23 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.1699

Extended information about this artwork

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