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Okazaki: The Story of Ushiwakamaru and Jôruri-hime, the Old Tale of Yahagi (Okazaki, Jûnidan, Yahagi no mukashibanashi), cut from sheet 9 of the series Cutout Pictures of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô harimaze zue)

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From a sheet of five pictures showing Akasaka, Fujikawa, Okazaki, Chiryû, and Narumi stations. MFA impressions: 11.17210 (uncut sheet), 21.8739 (Okazaki), 21.8740 (Narumi)


(this picture unsigned)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 118 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #46.09


Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 18.2 x 8.1 cm (7 3/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper