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U Kashima-odori / Gedo juni-shi

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1934,1013,0.50

  • Title (object)

    • U Kashima-odori

    Title (series)

    • Gedo juni-shi
  • Description

    Woodblock print.Humour. Popular culture. Hare sign, with the Kashima dance. According to reg. 24 examples of Piety.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1855
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Gedo juni-shi
      • Inscription Comment

        series title
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(date)
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        U Kashima-odori
      • Inscription Comment

        item title
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(publisher's.Kiya-han)
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(censor)
  • Curator's comments

    The hares are dressed in ceremonial costumes for the Kashima Dance (Kashima-odori), a spring Shinto ritual to invoke the protection of the Kashima Deity for a good harvest. (Label copy, TTC 2000)

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2000 24 Mar-26 Jun, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1934

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1934,1013,0.50

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