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(Eiri nichiyo) Onna chohoki (絵入日用) 女重宝記

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  • Title (object)

    • (Eiri nichiyo) Onna chohoki (絵入日用) 女重宝記
  • Description

    Illustrated book. One volume in five parts. Woodblock-printed

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1847
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25 centimetres
    • Width: 18 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International FoundationClark 2017

    First published in 1629, Treasury of Education for Women
    brought together practical information that would be
    useful for a woman in her daily life. Hokusai’s daughter
    Ōi designed the illustrations for this new edition
    published in 1847. The text was edited by Takai
    Ranzan (1762–1838; his preface is dated 1829), who had
    earlier worked with Hokusai on a number of illustrated
    books (cat. 120). The pages illustrated depict women of
    different social classes: a merchant’s wife, a court lady,
    a courtesan, and so on. Despite the differences in their
    outward appearances, all the women nevertheless share
    a quality of gentle femininity. In her signature, Ōi has
    used the character for ‘tipsy’, which she also used to
    sign her poem on cat. 183. She is known to have been
    fond of alcohol and conveyed this through a pun on
    her name.


  • Bibliography

    • Clark 2017 198 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Additional IDs

    • JH.558 (Hillier no.)


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