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#23 Blind men fighting at Iwamurata
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • #23 Blind men fighting at Iwamurata, circa 1835, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kisokaidō roku jūkyū tsugi no uchi (69 Stations of the Kisokaidō Road)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7838
Label Text

Archive Label date unknown:
The Kisodaido, or mountain road, was the alternate route to the Tokaido for traveling between Edo and Kyoto. This print is one of 24 in the series 69 Stations of the Kisokaido which Eisen designed. Eisen, reportedly a dissolute and accentric personality, was eventually dropped as the artist for this project and the remaining designs were completed by Hiroshige.