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A Shop Boy Takes a Nap in Ueno Park (above); At Shinobazu Benten Shrine, the Thunder God Falls into the Lotus Pond (below); from the series Famous Places and Humorous Images of Modern Life in Tokyo (Tôkyô kaika kyôga meisho)

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MFA impressions: 2000.61.7 (lower half), 2000.61.8 (upper half), 2000.302 (uncut sheet)


Yoshitoshi giga 芳年戯画


Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Ueno kôenchi kozô no hirune, Shinobazeu Benten Kaminari hasuike e ochiru

Japanese, Meiji era, 1881 (Meiji 14), January 6

Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), pp. 191-2


Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet

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Medium or Technique

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