- Museum number
- Object: Wakana わかな (Fresh Shoots)
Illustrated book. One volume. Memorial volume for Dokuan Choha on the theme of spring. Partly colour, woodblock-printed.
- Production date
- 1756 (preface dated)
Height: 27.40 centimetres
Width: 18.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The patronage of wealthy haiku poets enabled publishers to use expensive colour printing in their private anthologies. These experiments would blossom into the full-colour 'brocade prints' (nishiki-e) of Harunobu after 1765, done for similar poet patrons.(Label copy, TTC, 1998)
Hillier and Smith 1980
Memorial volume for the poet and teacher Doku-an Choha (1705-40). The illustrations by Ippo, including a portrait of Choha, are in 'sumi'; those by Ryusui are colour-printed and remarkable for anticipating the 'nishikie' of 1765 and later.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 57.
Dawes, Leonard G, 'Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Japanese Illustrated Books', London, 1972, p. 62 (under title 'Hokkei Cho').
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 350.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.100 (Hillier no.)