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Japan 1797 – 1861

Yui c. 1845
Collection Title: Fifty-three parallels for the Tokaido Road [Tokaido gojusan tsui]
Place made: Tokyo, Kanto, Tokyo metropolis, Japan
Materials & Technique: prints, relief; woodblock, printed in colour, from numerous blocks Support: Japanese paper
Place Published: Edo, Ebiya Rinnosuke

Primary Insc: Right-hand cartouche contains the seven characters of the series title. The left-hand cartouche has the explanatory text contained within the shape of a stylised shrimp (ebi) with long tentacles. The print bears the censor's seal "mura", in use c. 1845.
Dimensions: comp 22.4 h x 35.6 w cm sheet 37.0 h x 25.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.619
Subject: Japan: Edo prints