Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - 'Eurasian jay, owl and kyoka poem' - From the album "Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition" - Heisei period (1989-2019)

Description
Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - 'Eurasian jay, owl and kyoka poem' - From the album "Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition" - Heisei period (1989-2019)
Very good condition, see description

Woodblock print (reprint) - Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) - 'Eurasian jay, owl and kyoka poem' - From the album "Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition" (Momo chidori kyôka awase 百千鳥狂歌合) - Heisei period (1989-2019)

This book consists of 15 pieces in total.
This picture book is called ”Momochidori”. 15 prints introducing many kinds of birds with Japanese poem of thirty‐one syllables.


On the right side of the woodblock is Eurasian jay. Japanese poem of thirty‐one syllables on the right sings about this bird.

On the left side of the woodblock is an owl and Japanese poem of thirty‐one syllables.
There is a sentence in this poem that means "you come at night but not at noon". This is a sentence on the story of Miwa Myojin, who went to a woman only at night, and the character of an owl working at night.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/57675

Publisher: Yuyudo
Carver: Koike Shigeru
Printer: Ito Taro

See MFA, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/414090

Lot details
Object
Woodblock print (reprint)
Material
Paper
Period
Heisei period (1989-2019)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
Theme/ depiction
Animal
Title of artwork
'Eurasian jay, owl and kyoka poem' - From the album "Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
278×408×0 mm
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