Re: Daimyo Procession

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Posted by Alec W. ( on August 27, 2022 at 00:00:45:

In Reply to: Daimyo Procession posted by John Campbell on August 26, 2022 at 20:16:44:

The artist is Tōshū Shōgetsu 東洲勝月, here signing "ōju Shōgetsu" 応需 勝月. The design comes from a series entitled "Onko Azuma nishiki" 温古東錦 (maybe something like "Old Customs in Eastern Brocade"?).

Hara Shobo sold an impression of this:

They gloss the design title as "Feudal lords visiting Ueno at New Year", but the Japanese text also mentions a mausoleum -- presumably it is a scene of daimyō arriving to pay respects at the Tokugawa family mausolea in the Kan'ei-ji temple complex.

I notice that there seem to be two very similar series by Shōgetsu with similar names: this one, "Onko Azuma nishiki" 温古東錦 (published by Asaga Tetsujirō 浅賀鉄次郎) and "Kanko Azuma nishiki" 歓古東錦 (published by Katada Chōjirō 片田長治郎), both around 1889.


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