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Image of Lightning Strike, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe

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Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese (1838 - 1912) Primary



Lightning Strike, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe

Meiji
1886
Color woodblock

Sheet
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.56 x 24.13 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.26
Other Number(s): Chikanobu126 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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This object has the following keywords:
  • body armor - Pieces of armor worn on the human body.
  • 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.
  • lanterns - Lighting devices, fixed or portable, designed to protect and enclose the light source, usually with sides of glass, horn, pierced metal, paper, or other material, allowing light to emerge and often having a supporting frame, hanging device, or carrying handle. They may be purely utilitarian or decorative, sometimes having ceremonial significance.
  • 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.
  • porches - Use to designate roofed spaces, open along two or more sides and adjunct to a building, commonly serving either to shelter an entrance or used as living space.
  • 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.

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  • "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No.: 93.6.58.

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