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#44 Kuwana Funanori Tokuzō no Den (The Story of Funanori Tokuzō and the Sea Ghost at Kuwana, #44)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, artist
    1797–1861
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
    Kojimaya Jubei, publisher
    active: Japan
  • #44 Kuwana Funanori Tokuzō no Den (The Story of Funanori Tokuzō and the Sea Ghost at Kuwana, #44), circa 1845–1846, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsui (The 53 Parallels of the Tōkaidō Road)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 238 x 221 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 8 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 357 x 239 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/16 x 9 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.067
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Lower pictorial section has scene of the bow of a boat being capsized by waves in a rainstorm. The boat is tan and black, with a man in gray trying to hold the rudder and three other men behind. Above the waves, looms a gray ghost's head with only white circles for eyes.