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Hyakki yagyo 百鬼夜行 (Nocturnal Procession of the Hundred Demons)

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  • Title (object)

    • Hyakki yagyo 百鬼夜行 (Nocturnal Procession of the Hundred Demons)
  • Description

    Painting, handscroll. Nocturnal procession of the hundred demons. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed.

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Rinko zu / Keii Fujiwara no Hironaga hitsu
      • Inscription Translation

        Copying an old picture / From the brush of Keii Hironaga
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Rinko Hironaga
  • Curator's comments

    'Tosa Yoshi-mitsu'
    'Copied by Hiro-naga from Tosa Yoshi-mitsu (14th century). Seal Itaya Hironaga' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)This work is discussed by Rosina Buckland in Shimohara Miho, ed., Kinsei Yamato-e saiko: Nichi, Ei, Bei sorezore no shiten kara (Brucke, 2013), pp. 177-192.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.276 (Japanese Painting Number)


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