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Views In and Around Kyoto (Rakuchu rakugai zu)

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ink, color and gold leaf on paper
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca.1616–1624
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS 68 5/8 x 130 x 12 in. (174.3 x 330.2 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 54.144a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of W. W. Hoffman
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1954, provenance not yet documented; by 1954, acquired by William Wickham Hoffman of New York, NY; 1954, gift of William Wickham Hoffman to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pair of six-panel screens offering a bird's-eye view of the city of Kyoto, specifically the central area around the Imperial Palace, which is depicted in the left screen, and the western area around the Nijo and Katsura palaces, seen in the right screen. The screens represent the procession and floats of the Gion festival, which took place every summer, as well as kabuki performances and many other urban activities, all of them glimpsed from between gold clouds.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Views In and Around Kyoto (Rakuchu rakugai zu), ca.1616–1624. Ink, color and gold leaf on paper, 68 5/8 x 130 x 12 in. (174.3 x 330.2 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of W. W. Hoffman, 54.144a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.144a_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 54.144a_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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