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Karakasa no nuregoto banashi (The Umbrella's Love Story)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Karakasa no nuregoto banashi (The Umbrella's Love Story), 1850s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Hyakairo banashi (Tales of 100 Implements)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 368 x 254 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/2 x 10 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 368 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7428
Description

Figure of umbrella as komusō rōnin. Head is in umbrella and kimono covered with umbrella design. Heroic stance coupled with puppy at rear. Comic inscription by Yorozutei Renga.