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Title

Tengu preparing food in the hollow tree

1863

Artist

Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai

Japan

1831 – 1889

  • Details

    Date
    1863
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    37.0 x 25.0 cm
    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    138.2019
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • About

    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).

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Japan Supernatural, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 2019–08 Mar 2020

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