At Shinobazu Benten Shrine, the Thunder God Falls into the Lotus Pond (Shinobazu Benten Kaminari hasuike e ochiru), from the series Famous Places and Humorous Images of Modern Life in Tokyo (Tôkyô kaika kyôga meisho)

「東京開化狂画名所 不忍弁財天雷蓮池へおちる」

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), January 6
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Tsunajima Kamekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), pp. 191-2

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.6 x 22.8 cm (6 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2000.61.7

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 2000.61.7 (lower half), 2000.61.8 (upper half), 2000.302 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Yoshitoshi giga
芳年戯画

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection