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Maker(s):Kobayashi Kiyochika; Fukuda Kumajiro (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1847-1915)
Title:Asakusa tanpo Inari mae [Taro Inari Shrine at Asakusa Ricefields]
Date Made:1877 (Meiji 10)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 9 5/16 in x 13 5/8 in; 23.7 cm x 34.6 cm; Image: 8 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in; 20.6 cm x 31.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Kobayashi Kiyochika]; TITLE: recto, lwr. ctr. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, Asakusa tanpo Inari mae]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (stamp in black ink): [Japanese character, shuppan nin Fukuda Kumajiro].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.302.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The shrine was originally dedicated to the deity, Inari, a god of the harvest. The silhouette of a lonely torii gate in the center of the print and abandoned buildings on the right side of the print at dusk.

landscapes; moons; night

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