Kanga shinan nihen

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Artist: Kawamura Bunpō 河村文鳳 (1779-1821)
Publisher: Hishiya Magobē 菱屋孫兵衛 Fushimiya Tōemon 伏見屋藤右衛門 Yamatoya Kanbē 大和屋勘兵衛
Block carver: Inoue Jihē 井上治兵衛
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1811 (Bunka 8)
Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper; paper covers
H x W x D (Vol. 1): 26 x 17.2 x 0.9 cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 3/8 in) H x W x D (Vols. 2, 3 each): 26 x 17.2 x 1 cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase, The Gerhard Pulverer Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • James T. Ulak, Ann Yonemura, Alessandro Bianchi, Julie Nelson Davis. The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book. Washington. https://pulverer.si.edu/node/372/title.
  • Kokusho somokuroku. 9 vols., , 2nd ed. Tokyo, 1993-1995. vol. 2: p. 282.
  • Toda Kenji. Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago. p. 385.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
Google Cultural Institute
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