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Title
Kan'ei, 1624-1643
Alternative Title
Mirror of the Ages; Jidai kagami: Kan'ei no koro
Creator
Chikanobu, Yoshu
Date Created and/or Issued
1896-09-05
Publication Information
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
The contents of this item, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this item may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Scripps College. Any form of image reproduction, transmission, display, or storage in any retrieval system is prohibited without the written consent of Scripps College and other copyright holders. Scripps College retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, documentation, text and other information contained in these files. For permissions, please contact: Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Attn: Rights and Reproductions, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Description
A young woman and her puppy represent the Kan'ei era, a time when the Tokugawa shogunate was consolidating its power in Edo but still viewing the imperial capital of Kyoto as the center of Japanese culture. The bold designs on her kimono and the juxtaposition of patterns (many with tie-dye / shibori infill) are typical of the era. The ruffled collar on the dog may be a humorous reference to European / Nanban fashions that were popular in the late 16th century when foreign traders and Christian missionaries who wore such collars regularly visited Kyoto, but by the early 17th century these trendy neck ornaments had begun to lose the "chic" associations.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/197
Language
Japanese
Subject
Girls
Hairstyles
Costume
Canis familiaris (species)
Men (male humans)
Women
Kimonos
Dogs
Ukiyo-e
Print
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Source
Woodcuts; Ink on Paper; 13 13/16 in. x 9 3/8 in. (35.08 cm x 23.81 cm); accession number 2004.1.25
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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