Re: unknown diptych


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.251) on December 24, 2021 at 21:18:03:

In Reply to: unknown diptych posted by Francis on December 24, 2021 at 16:51:18:

The design is catalogued by the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, and they identify it as being connected to the Namamugi Incident (生麦事件, Namamugi-jiken) of 1862 (as well as the Sonnō jōi movement more generally), and suggest a publication date of c. 1863.4.

There is an old interface to this database, as well as a newer one -- the older one is clunky but easier to use:

https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/cover.html

Start here:

https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/frame2.htm

Then click on the title of this design, 当時物論集会. The DB record shows in the frame below.

Shortcut: the DB record is here:

https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/isin2092.htm

and the images are here:

https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/ishin2l/le000084.jpg
https://www.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/personal/yokoyama/nishikie/ishin2l/le000085.jpg

Or, the newer DB interface is here:

https://wwwap.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/shipscontroller-e

Click "Database of the Nishikie", then paste the design title into the search box, and hit the left button "検 索" ("kensaku", "search").

I'm not sure how the read the title, but maybe "Tōji-mono ronshū-kai"?

-A


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