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Hand-coloured woodblock print. No. 10 in a set of twelve. Korean embassy procession: Third Korean ambassador carried in a sedan chair by four Japanese men and attended by another Japanese; followed by a Korean official carried in a palanquin by two Japanese men; two samurai accompanying; five Korean men with hats and beards; one Korean on horseback. Woodblock on paper with hand-colouring.
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Height: 40.80 centimetres (external mount)
Height: 28.60 centimetres
Width: 56 centimetres (external mount)
Width: 40.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
In set with 1926,0410,0.40.1-7
In set with 1926,0410,0.40.9-10
These are from a series of twelve, of which the first two are missing from the British Museum's set. They were probably intended to be made into a handscroll, in which form they survive in other copies. The Korean embassy of 1711 made a big impression, and these pictures of it were printed on the orders of the military government. The Japanese samurai accompanying the Koreans have shaven heads and some carry swords. The missing first sheet is signed 'Picture by the Eastern Japanese artist Okumura Masanobu'. 'Eastern' refers to the city of Edo. This is one of the earliest works of this major 'Ukiyoe' artist and publisher.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 Feb – Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan, from Prehistory to the Present’
2016 Jan- Feb, Chiba, Japan, Chiba City Museum, "Ukiyo-e"
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