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Title

Tôkaidô between Yoshiwara and Kambara: Iwabuchi: Woman Daruma

1852

Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Yoshiwara and Kambara: a female Daruma
    Alternative title
    Tôkaidô Yoshiwara Kambara kan Iwabuchi onna Daruma
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1852
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    35.4 x 24.6 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni-ga [picture by Toyokuni]".
    Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    211.1995
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Utagawa Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

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  • About

    Kunisada (Toyokuni III) was a prolific artist of the late 'ukiyo-e' school. Bodhidharma, or Daruma in Japanese, was the legendary founder of Zen Buddhism, easily recognised by the characteristic red robe that covered his body and head. In the deliciously irreverent and witty style of 'ukiyo' culture, images of courtesans dressed as Daruma appeared, drawing parallels between the austerities Bodhidharma endured during the nine years he meditated in front of a wall to obtain Enlightenment, and the trials of a courtesan who was contracted to a brothel for ten years.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.254.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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