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Title

Tengu preparing food in the hollow tree

1863


Artist

Kawanabe Kyōsai

Japan

1831 - 1889


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).


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


Artist information

Kawanabe Kyōsai

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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