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Yomachi no Sekishō (Evening Glow While Waiting for Nightfall)
  • Eishōsai Chōki
    active circa late 1790s–early 1800s
    active: Japan
  • Yomachi no Sekishō (Evening Glow While Waiting for Nightfall), mid 1790s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura Hakkei (Eight Views of the Forty-Eight Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 185 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 7 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 254 x 185 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 7 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0033
Description

Color woodblock print with embossed pattern in border and Samurai figures in circular cartouche. Vertical orientation, circular image at center with text surrounding. The five Rōnin cross Ryōgoku Bridge on way to night attack. One carries kine, all carry lanterns with chū character. From a set with pictures in roundels and kyōka poems in the borders. The poem on this print was composed by Tsuchi no Otondo (The Sound of the Hammer). The edges of the print have been printed or painted with a light color.