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Maker(s):Utagawa Yoshifuji
Culture:Japanese (1828–1887)
Title:Amusing Present-day Cutouts ('Kono naka wa omoshiro kimono')
Date Made:ca. 1860
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 9 13/16 in x 14 15/16 in; 24.9 cm x 37.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.238
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

omocha-e; toy print; ōban size sheet

Label Text:
This print is signed at lower-right of the title panel "Yoshifuji ga" ('drawn by Yoshifuji'). An omocha-e, or toy print, the consumer was meant to cut out the various pieces in order to construct a pleasure house complete with beauties and patrons. The horizontal band at top-right, when cut and folded, itself becomes a small album of various toys and souvenirs. Yoshifuji made several such omocha-e. As there no identifying marks, aside from the artist's signature, the dating of this print has been estimated on stylistic grounds.

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