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Viewing the Cherry Blossoms on the Sumida River at Night

Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Viewing the Cherry Blossoms on the Sumida River

at Night

by Imae Shunkin, 1883

Snow at Kinkaku Temple from the series New Selection of Noted Places of Kyoto

IHL Cat. #1908

About This Print


A mounted folding fan print picturing courtesans on a pleasure boat during an evening viewing of the cherry blossoms along Tokyo's Sumida River, still billed as the "ultimate spring experience" while in Tokyo.

For more information on folding fans see "History of the Folding Fan" on this site's page Fan Design Samples.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1908
 Title or Description
Viewing the Cherry Blossoms on the Sumida River at Night
?夜櫻 隅田川夜櫻 [first 2 or 3 characters prior to 夜櫻 in title cartouche are unread]
 Artist Imae Shunkin (active 1881-1895)
 Signature
応需春近筆 ōju Shunkin hitsu
 Seal no seal
 Publication Date
1883 Meiji 16
 Publisher
 unread 
 Impression good
 Colors good
 Condition fair - some paper splitting; overall age toning
 Genre ukiyo-e; sensu-e 扇子絵
 Miscellaneous  
 Format 
 H x W Paper 
 fan size open: 8 x 13 3/8 in. (20.3 x 34 cm)
 Literature 

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last revision:
5/4/2020 created
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