- Media category
- Materials used
- woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
- 37.0 x 25.0 cm
- Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019
- Lower Asian gallery
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Long-nosed tengu in a tree watch a procession along the Tōkaidō, the road between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). The mythological tengu are known for their martial arts prowess. The picture is part of a series of 162 woodblock prints, published by 24 different publishers and designed by 16 artists, most from the Utagawa school.
Kawanabe Kyōsai designed over 20 of the images. The series was created to mark the journey of the shogun Tokugawa Iemochi, who travelled from Kyoto to Edo to pay his respects to the emperor towards the end of Japan’s Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603–1868).
Shown in 1 exhibition
Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020
Other works by Kawanabe Kyōsai
Ancient tales of Aesop: vol 3, day no 132, story of the frog medicine peddler (Issopu mukashi monogatari no uchi sanmaki mokuroku dai-hyakujūsanninichi gama no baiyakubanashi) no 8 Kawanabe Kyōsai 1874 583.2018.2
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