- Museum number
- Object: Yokohama kaiko kenmon shi 横浜開港見聞誌 (An Account of the Opening of the Port of Yokohama)
Illustrated book. Vol. 2 of three volumes. Scenes of the Western presence in Japan, mainly in Yokohama. Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
Height: 24.50 centimetres
Width: 17.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
In this book Sadahide illustrates the establishment of the Western presence in Japan, and also gives pictures, imaginary or based on Western originals, of the Western world. Sadahide is unquestionably the most gifted of the numerous Japanese artists who reported pictorially this crucial period in the country's history. Their work in sheet-print form is known as 'Yokohamae' (pictures of, not produced in, Yokohama).
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, pp. 196 and 216.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 442.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 Feb-Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2013 Apr – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present' (vol.2)
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.364 (Hillier no.)