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Trick Riders at the Shôkon Shrine (Shôkonsha umakake no meijin), from the series Famous Places and Humorous Images of Modern Life in Tokyo (Tôkyô kaika kyôga meisho)

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Shôkon Shrine (Shôkonsha) is the former name of the Yasukuni Shrine (Yasukuni jinja); the name was changed in 1879.

Signed

Yoshitoshi giga 芳年戯画

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Yasukuni Jinja Yûshûkan, Tôkyô meisho nishiki-e ten (1986), #18; other prints in the series: Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), pp. 191-2

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.6 x 22.8 cm (6 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2000.61.3

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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