Ikaho shi

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Artist: Chōmei Anshun 長命晏春
Calligrapher: Ōtsuki Seika 大月栖霞
Publisher: Takenaka Kunika 竹中邦香 Kokubunsha 国文社 (hatsuda 発兌)
Editor: Shūhei Koji 秋萍居士 Ōtsuki Fumihiko 大槻文彦
Block carver: Sasaki Kumajirō 佐々木熊二郎 (affiliated to Kokubunsha 国文社) Kido Kotarō 木戸小太郎 (affiliated to Kokubunsha 国文社)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1882 (Meiji 15)
Woodblock printed; ink on paper
H x W x D (Vols. 1, 2 each): 22.8 x 15.6 x 0.8 cm (9 x 6 1/8 x 5/16 in) H x W x D (Vol. 3): 22.8 x 15.6 x 0.9 cm (9 x 6 1/8 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


colophon, Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
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/603/title.
  • National Institute of Japanese Literature. Union Catalogue of Early Japanese Books. http://www.nijl.ac.jp/, 2003-2009. https://www.nijl.ac.jp/search-result.html?q=FSC-GR-780.50.1-3.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
Google Cultural Institute
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