- Museum number
- Object: Kyoka Yamato jinbutsu 狂歌やまと人物 (Japanese People: A Kyoka Collection)
Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of seven. Verses on trades and professions with humorous figure drawings printed in light colours. Covers of volumes decorated with dragon-flies in gold on blue. Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
- 1850s (mid)
Height: 23.40 centimetres
Width: 16.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Although this set of volumes is undated, dates of 1855 and 1857 are quoted in Japanese sources.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 194, gives the date as 1843-8.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 Feb – Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan, from Prehistory to the Present’
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.351 (Hillier no.)