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Okazaki suiren (Swimming Contest in Okazaki)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    1838–1912
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Okazaki suiren (Swimming Contest in Okazaki), 1886, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Azune kaiga yakyō (Contest Between Day and Night in Eastern Pictures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 332 x 230 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/16 x 9 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 352 x 233 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.178.b
Description

Oainokata beats back young man who tried to attack her in Okazaki. Upper cartouche shows courtesan fighting with man.