- Museum number
Object: Tokei shi 東京詞 (Poems on the Eastern Capital)
Object: Tokei rakuji 東亰楽事 (Droll Aspects of the Eastern Capital)
Illustrated book. Collection of thirty satirical poems in Chinese (kanshi) by Onuma Chinzan addressing the sudden changes in Japanese society during the transition from the Edo period to the Meiji era, the poems brushed by various calligraphers and paired with illustrations by various artists. Woodblock-printed text and images.
- Production date
Height: 21 centimetres
Width: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This publication is discussed in Rosina Buckland, 'Painting Nature for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan' (Leiden: Brill, 2013), p. 91.
"Tokei shi" is the title of the published album; the alternative title "Tokei rakuji" is taken from the opening calligraphy.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SJ.60