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New Year's Greeting for Shogun from the series Flower of Edo in the Past

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

New Year's Greeting for Shogun

from the series Flower of Edo in the Past

by Yōshū Chikanobu, 1888

Illustration of Townspeople Watching Noh Play “Okina” in Edo Castle

IHL Cat. #164

About This Print

Daimyo come to Edo Castle to pay their respects to the shogun at the start of the year.  The attendance of the daimyo was an important ritual that confirmed the superior-subordinate relationship between the shogun and daimyo.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #164
 Title or Description New Year's Greeting for Shogun 旧正月元旦諸侯初登城ノ図
 Series Onko azuma no hana 温故東の花 (Flower of Edo in the past.  Also translated as Revitalization of the Customs of Edo and Looking into the Past: The Pride of the East.)
 Artist Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912)
 Signature Yōshu Chikanobu hitsu
 Seal red toshidama seal
 Publication Date December 28, 1888 明治21年12月28日
 Publisher Egawa Hachizaemon (Egawa Hachi'emon) [Marks: pub. ref. 050; seal not shown]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition fair – backed with remnants of black paper backing along edges, foxing and minor soiling throughout (primarily on backing); several areas of thinning and worm damage; full margins; three individual sheets not joined
 Genre ukiyo-e
 Miscellaneous  
 Format vertical oban triptych
 H x W Paper 
 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (36.2 x 23.5 cm) each sheet
 Literature 
 
 Collections This Print
 National Diet Library Rare Book Collection 2-2-2-4 00-035, 00-036, 00-037; Edo-Tokyo Museum 91200201, 202, 203

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