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Minikuchi eki goto kaigo no zu (A Gathering of Magicians at Minakuchi on the Tōkaidō)
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    1823–1880
    active: Japan
  • Minikuchi eki goto kaigo no zu (A Gathering of Magicians at Minakuchi on the Tōkaidō), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 148.75 x 100 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 14 7/8 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.242.a,b,c
Description
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Exhibitions

A: In center stands an barefoot actor in warrior clothes, a black vest with gold dragons, gold fringe along bottom of skirt. Two swords criss cross at his waist. At bottom there are three small toads. Gray clouds cover right corner. Colorless background.

B: In center sits a woman in orange, red robes with blue decoration and a sash. She has blue flowers and and orange band in her hair. Her right sleeve is up in the air, and her head turned to the left. At bottom under gray clouds which cover the whole background is one large yellow toad's eye.

C: A man stands in center dressed in undergarments of dark red and orange and robes of green with black crossing stripes with white designs. Bare feet, purple sash and two swords tucked in sash. He has one hand reaching up his other sleeve. Cloud of gray extends over all but lower right. One large yellow toad's eye appears in lower left.