- Museum number
- Object: (Ehon kyoka) Yama mata yama (画本狂歌) 山満多山 (Mountains upon Mountains (A Kyoka Picture Book))
Illustrated book, vol. 2 of three volumes. 'Kyoka' book. Colour woodblock-printed. Original wrapper mounted separately.
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Height: 26.40 centimetres
Width: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Despite the title, the pictures relate to the only slightly elevated north and north-western areas of Edo. The printed wrapper of this set of volumes, with its fine design of Yama-uba and Kintoki, has, unusually, been preserved.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 181.
Hillier, J, 'The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration', London, 1980, no. 114.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 241.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.440 (Hillier no.)