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Actors out on a summer's evening, enjoying the fireworks at Ryogoku Bridge. Colour woodcut by Kuniyasu, late 1810's.

  • Utagawa, Kuniyasu, 1794-1832.
Date
[late 1810's]
Reference
35336i
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Description

Leading actors promenading across the foreground of the design; female role actors in female attire, even off-stage; temporary restaurants on the banks of the river; pleasure boats with revellers and crowds on the bridge all represent the plebian pleasures of Edo

The firework display marked the 'opening' of the river and summer pleasure craft; it was held on the twenty-eighth day of the fifth month

Whole-length figures

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], [late 1810's]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Kuniyasu-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark and censor's seal

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35336i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese


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