Scattering Gold in the Flourishing Pleasure Quarter: Tamagiku (R) and Kinokuniya Bunzaemon (C) [c]

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Title

Scattering Gold in the Flourishing Pleasure Quarter: Tamagiku (R) and Kinokuniya Bunzaemon (C) [c]
Zensei kuruwa no ôgon maki Tamaguki Kinokuniya Bunzaemon
「全盛廓の黄金撒キ」「玉菊」「紀の国屋文左衛門」

Description

Part of a triptych (center). Kinokuniya Bunzaemon stands in the center panel scattering gold on the floor of a room in the pleasure quarters on a snowy evening. Kinokuniya was a famous merchant of the Edo period famous for selling citrus, salmon, and lumber. Courtesan Tamagiku watches the scene from the right panel. Many of the women and male and female children tumble over eachother trying to grab the money from the floor, and other women can be seen peering in to the room to see the commotion. Images in the right panel hints at this being at New Years. There is a large kagami mochi (鏡餅) rice cake in the right panel decorated with a lobster, a symbol of longevity. On the left panel, the artist depicts a large fusuma screen featuring chrysanthemum flowers (kiku, 菊).

Source

https://cdm16120.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/fineart/id/817/rec/50

Publisher

N/A

Date

1886
Meiji 19
1886-01-01

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Nicole Watson, at (651) 690-6637.

Format

print (medium), woodblock (technique), paper (material), 15x10 inches (dimensions)

Language

Japanese

Type

image

Identifier

2019.0.35c

Coverage

St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections

Files

2019.0.35c.jpg

Citation

Yoshu, Chikanobu, “Scattering Gold in the Flourishing Pleasure Quarter: Tamagiku (R) and Kinokuniya Bunzaemon (C) [c],” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed February 22, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4142.

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