Japanese (1838 - 1912)
Minamoto no Raiko, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabeMeiji
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.56 x 24.13 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.4
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
This object has the following keywords:
arrows*, bows*, fans*, hair ornaments*, hairstyles*, Hashimoto, Chikanobu, 1838-1912*, Japanese*, Meiji*, oban*, swords*, Ukiyo-e*, warriors*, woodcuts*
- arrows - Projectiles generally consisting of a straight, slender shaft with a sharp point or carrying a sharp edged or pointed head of stone or metal, shot from a bow. More developed versions also have flights near the butt to stabilize their trajectory.
- bows - Stringed projectile weapons designed to propel arrows, generally consisting of a long stave of wood, metal, fiberglass, or other flexible material, with a length of strong string fastened to the tips of the stave which is bent in a curve, either permanently or from the tension of the string. The string is drawn back, holding the arrow by means of a notch in its rear tip, and propels the arrow upon release.
- fans - Hand-held implements used to produce a current of air or that serve as purely decorative accessories; may be rigid or collapsible.
- hair ornaments - Term generally applied to various types of ornaments, such as hairpins and combs, worn by men or women.
- hairstyles - Styles, forms, and arrangements of hair, usually hair on a human head and often enhanced by adding materials or substances to the hair. Hairstyles may have social and religious significance as well as aesthetic and artistic qualities.
Hashimoto, Chikanobu, 1838-1912
- 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.
- 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.
- swords - Edged weapons consisting basically of a blade, generally longer than that of daggers or knives, and a grip; designed for delivering cutting or thrusting blows or both.
- 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.
- warriors - Those trained for or engaged in the physical combat of warfare, especially close hand-to-hand combat, and designated for or sanctioned in that function by the society or group for which they fight, irrespective of membership in an army. Includes men of the warrior age grade in certain pre-literate societies, as for instance, among some East African pastoral societies. For members of an army, whether directly involved in combat or in other duties, use "soldiers."
- 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.
Owner Name: S. Kathleen Doster, Class of 1978
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Auction Ukiyo-e, United Kingdom
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 6/11/2002
Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022
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