National Anthropological Archives

MS 7148 Bird's-eye view of Tokyo: A guide to its celebrated places

Collection ID:
Utagawa, Kuniteru, 1830?-1874
Physical Description:
1 Page
70 cm x 49 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The map includes thoroughfares and waterways. Noteworthy districts, temples and shrines, and other points of interest are identified in red rectangles.

Custodial History
Gift from Mrs. Lispernard Seabury Crocker, 1961. She collected it in Japan in the 1930s. Transferred from the artifactual collection of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins, July 1984.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7148, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Mounted on paper that has been backed with cloth.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7148
NAA INV 10000004

Local Note
Local Note
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology, NMNH. She determined the date from the censor's seal, which reads aratame [in combination with] tatsu, "censored in the year of the dragon." See Richard Lane, Images from the Floating World: The Japanese Print (Fribourg, Switzerland: Office du Livre, 1978), and Laurance P. Roberts, A Dictionary of Japanese Artists (Tokyo and New York: Weatherhill, 1976).
Local Note
Color woodblock print, paper mounted, cloth backed

Other Title
Other Title
Tokyo meisho ichiran-doku annai

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tokyo -- Maps, Pictorial -- Japan Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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