Cherry-blossom Viewing [b]

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Title

Cherry-blossom Viewing [b]
On-hanami
御花見

Description

Part of a triptych (center). A group of court women are enjoying the cherry blossoms (sakura, 桜) on a spring day. Mt. Fuji (富士山) can be seen in the background. The women hail from the court of the Tokugawa shogunate shown by the repeating Tokugawa clan seal (mon, 紋) on the umbrellas (three hollyhock leaves inside of a circle). 16 women are pictured in total, and women in the middle and left panels seem to be playing a game together which involves being blindfolded.
The Chiyoda Inner Palace (Chiyoda no Ōoku) series of 1895-1896, together with his 1897 series Chiyoda Outer Palace (Chiyoda no on-omote) provided detailed depictions of life in and around Edo Castle before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. In the Chiyoda Inner Palace set, Chikanobu documented various annual ceremonies in the women’s quarters, especially those at New Year’s, and seasonal activities, particularly those conducted in the palace gardens. While Chikanobu did not indicate specific events or name certain people that would link these images to a single date or time period, the scenes give an overall impression of what the shogun’s private quarters might have looked like in the mid-19th century.
Signed Yōshū Chikanobu (楊洲周延) on the right panel. Publisher's seal: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎) in a fish-shaped seal on the left panel. Blockcutter's mark seems like it might be present on left panel, but unidentified.

Source

http://cdm16120.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/fineart/id/843

Publisher

Publisher: Fukuda Hatsujirô / Fukuda Kumajirō 福田熊次郎 (Firm: Gusokuya 具足屋) (active c. 1874-1898).

Date

1894
Meiji 27
1894-01-01

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

2019.0.36b

Coverage

St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections

Citation

Yoshu, Chikanobu, “Cherry-blossom Viewing [b],” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed September 29, 2023, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4143.

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