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Okazaki (Contest Between Day and Night in Eastern Pictures)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    1838–1912
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Okazaki (Contest Between Day and Night in Eastern Pictures), 1886, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 365.12 x 250.82 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.178.a
Description

Okazaki. A woman is swimming in water, and an image of a man jumping in on top of her. At right there is a tree with purple, red and gold robes hung on it and a green cliff and three wooden posts.