Akasaka (Staion #37)

Akasaka (Staion #37)

Object Title:

Akasaka (Staion #37)

Series Title:

Fifty Three Stations of the Tökaidö (series number: 37)

Date:

c. 1833 - 1834

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige

Carver:

Unknown (Japanese Art)

Printer:

Unknown (Japanese Art)

Publisher:

Takenouchi Magohachi < Takemago > Hoeidö

Medium:

Color woodblock print Technique: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with color blocks)

Credit Line:

Gift of James A. Michener, 1991 (25008)

Object Number:

25008

Seals:

Takenouchi Magohachi, Höeidö (c. 1830s~1840s) 竹内孫八 <竹孫>保永堂天保

Other Title:

Kanji : 赤坂 旅舎招婦ノ図 Series Kanji : 東海道五拾三次之内(保永堂版東海道)

Description:

The kasuri outfit of the maiden bringing dinner to a guest at a crowded and bustling inn creates a cheerful touch. The colors of these kasuri patterns are not always blue and white, but the crisscrossing lines of the well-frame pattern are clearly evident again and again. (From “Blue and White” textiles exhibition 8/28/2008-)