Photo, Print, Drawing Yayoi asukayama hanami
About this Item
- Yayoi asukayama hanami
- Translated Title
- Third Lunar Month, Blossom Viewing at Asuka Hill.
- Print shows three women and a man having a small tea party beneath blossoming cherry trees.
- Contributor Names
- Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820, artist
- Created / Published
- [between 1772 and 1776]
- Subject Headings
- - Women--Clothing & dress--Japan--1770-1780
- - Beauty--Japan--1770-1780
- - Tea parties--Japan--1770-1780
- - Cherry trees--Japan--1770-1780
- - Flowers--Japan--1770-1780
- - Caption label from exhibi "Sakura": Hanami: Blossom Viewing Party. Shigemasa's 18th-century hanami (flower viewing) party scene shows three women and a man at Asukayama Park, opened by Japanese Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684-1751) who had its famous cherry trees transplanted there in 1720. Comfortably arranged on a ground cover inside a partial enclosure, they are likely enjoying warmed saké. Such parties continue to be a thriving Japanese pastime, replete with traditional sake and picnic blankets laid out hours in advance at the best sakura viewing spots. Above the image is a haiku poem describing both arboreal and human "blossoms": Murekitaru / Hana mata hana no / Asuka-yama : All flocked together / Blossoms upon blossoms / Asuka Hill
- - Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
- - From the series: Jūnikagetsu : Twelve months.
- - Format: vertical Koban Nishikie.
- - Attributed to: Kitao Shigemasa.
- - Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: "Sakura : Cherry Blossom as Living Symbol of Friendship" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2012.
- 1 print : woodcut, color ; 21.5 x 15.4 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FP 2 - JPD, no. 1917 (AA size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- jpd 02258 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/jpd.02258
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-jpd-02258 (digital file from original print)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Access Advisory
- Restricted access; material extremely fragile; please use online digital image.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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- Call Number: FP 2 - JPD, no. 1917 (AA size) [P&P]
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Kitao, Shigemasa, Artist. Yayoi Asukayama Hanami. Japan, None. [Between 1772 and 1776] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008660831/.
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Kitao, S. Yayoi Asukayama Hanami. Japan, None. [Between 1772 and 1776] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008660831/.
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Kitao, Shigemasa, Artist. Yayoi Asukayama Hanami. [Between 1772 and 1776] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008660831/>.
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