Fujikawa, Tamenobu (fl. c. 1890 - 1910)

Yaji and Kita

Series: Famous Places on the Tokaido
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1918
Size (H x W): 9.5 x 14 (inches)
Signature: Unsigned
Condition: Good color, impression and state

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About the artist

Tamenobu Fujikawa was a woodblock print artist working at the turn of the 20th century. Little is known about this Meiji-period artist. He is best known for a series of prints depicting the travels of Yajirobe and Kitahachi, the popular protagonists of Ikku Jippensha's Tokaidochu Hizakurige (know as Shanks’ Mare). The famous tale, released in two volumes in 1802 and 1822 respectively, follows these comic heroes as they journey from Edo to Kyoto along the Tokaido road.