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Ōmori, from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
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Culture
Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Title
Ōmori, from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
Work Type
Print
Date
early 1830s
Material
Color woodblock print
Measurements
Overall: 23.9 x 34.2 cm (9 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)
Description
Sites around Edo (present-day Tokyo) were popular subjects of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) prints in the early 1800s. The calligraphy in the red circle on the upper right is the title of the series, The Famous Places in the Eastern Capital. The Ōmori district, on Edo Bay a few miles south of Edo, was known for its cultivation of nori, the crackly sheets of seaweed commonly wrapped around rice balls or sushi rolls. Utagawa Kuniyoshi depicted two women gathering seaweed from cultivation beds. One uses chopsticks, while the other gently rakes the seaweed into the baskets in their boat. The tip of another skiff behind the stand of plants on the right and the cultivation beds in the distance suggest the scale and importance of this industry.
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Kagaya Kichibei (Kagaya, Ryogoku, emblem)
Censorship Seal: kiwame
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Japanese Art
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: Hans Popper (sale: Sotheby Parke Bernet, October 6, 1972, lot 281)
Eugene V. Thaw
The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1985.335_full.tif
SSID
24618771

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