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Kanchiron (metal wine heater)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kanchiron (metal wine heater), 1840, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sokkyō Kagebōshi tsukushi (Improvised Shadow Pictures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 177.8 x 245.7 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0072
Label Text

The left half of the paper has a comic standing figure positioned in the shape of a teapot. The figure is wearing green clothing that has a black grid pattern. Right side, the resulting shadow on the shōji door. Popular parlor game.