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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)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 54.144a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of W. W. Hoffman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 54.144a_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
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