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Image of Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, from the series Setsu getsu ka (Snow, Flower, Moon)

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Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese (1838 - 1912)



Yamashiro, Snow at the Imperial Palace, Lady Sei Shonagon, from the series Setsu getsu ka (Snow, Flower, Moon)

Meiji
1885
Color woodblock

Sheet
13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (35.243 x 23.813 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.16
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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  • built works - A general term used to refer to freestanding buildings, components of buildings, complexes of buildings, other structures, or a man-made environment, typically large enough for humans to enter, serving a practical purpose, being relatively permanent and stable, and usually considered to have aesthetic value.
  • fans - Hand-held implements used to produce a current of air or that serve as purely decorative accessories; may be rigid or collapsible.
  • Hashimoto, Chikanobu, 1838-1912 - Sources:
    - Torioi Omatsu kaijō shinwa, 1927:
    - Shin bijin, 1898:
    - Kotobank.jp, 2012-10-03:
    - Shozō ukiyoe hanga dētabēsu, 2012-10-03:
    - Nihon bijutsukan, 1997:
    - Jinbutsu refarensu j. Bijutsu hen, 2010
    - Ukiyoe j., 1974:
    - Nihon gaka j., 1927:
    - Yōshū Chikanobu = Hashimoto Naoyoshi, 2012:
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • kimonos - Loose, wide-sleeved garments fastened around the waist with an obi or broad sash, traditionally worn by Japanese men and women.
  • Meiji - Period and style that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.
  • oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
  • snow - Frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent hexagonal ice crystals that fall in soft, white flakes.
  • tables - Articles of furniture consisting of a flat, slablike top supported on one or more legs or supports.
  • trees - Woody, perennial plants usually with a single, long, self-supporting stem or trunk, and which grow to a considerable height.
  • Ukiyo-e - Distinctive genre in painting and other media, but most prominently in woodblock printing. It arose in the Edo period (1600-1868) and built up a broad popular market among the middle classes. Subject matter typically focused on brothel districts and kabuki theatres, with formats ranging from single sheet prints to book illustrations. Generally, the style is characterized by a mixture of the realistic narrative of the Kamakura period and the mature decorative style of the Momoyama and Edo periods. Distinctive styles and specialties in subject matter were developed by different schools throughout the period.
  • women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
  • woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.

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  • "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No.: 93.6.36.

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