- Museum number
Object: Aki no kuni Itsukushima Benzaiten sairei no zu 安芸国厳島弁財天祭礼之図 (The Benzaiten Festival at Itsukushima Shrine in Aki Province)
Series: Uki-e wakoku no keiseki 浮絵和国景跡 (Perspective Pictures of Places in Japan)
Woodblock print. Uki-e. Japan, festival at Itsukushima Benzaiten shrine, figures and boats.
- Production date
- 1735-1814 (artist)
- Curator's comments
- In the mid-1770s Toyoharu designed a series of 'Famous Sights of Japan' ('Wakoku no keiseki') in Western-style perspective for the publisher Nishimura Yohachi. At present 11 designs are known, as well as three with a slightly variant title. arelated series showed views in foreign countries. The ancient shrine on the island of Itsukushima in Hiroshima Bay is famous for its large stone gateway, surrounded by the sea at high tide, and for the platforms for sacred dances connected by covered corridors, also built out over the water. Here boats decorated with lanterns assemble for a festival to honour the deity Benzaiten. (Label copy, TTC 1997)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 Feb 18-2008 Jun 1, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2011 Jun- 2011 Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2016 Apr–Jul, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
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