MS 7167 Yoshino-yama shōkei ezu

Collection ID:
Matsukawa Hanzan, Japanese, fl. 1850-82
Nara, Japan, Hirai Sahiro, 1876
Physical Description:
1 Page
47.6 cm x 61.5 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The document presents a bird's-eye view of Mt. Yoshino in spring, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Historical temples and shrines are labled in red squares. Also includes an explantory text for various points of interest, entitled "Yoshino sōsō ryakki" (Brief historical sketch of Yoshino). It has excerpts from both historical and geographical classics together with representative Yoshino theme poems.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7167
NAA INV 10000035

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
Celebrated view of Mt. Yoshino

Local Note
Local Note
Romanization, translations, and other data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. Mrs. Houchins consulted E. Papinot, Historical and geographical dictionary of Japan, Ann Arbor, 1948; Richard Lane, Images from the Floating World: The Japanese Print, Friboug, Switzerland, 1978; and accession papers for 232,559.

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Color woodblock print
Manuscript 7167, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift from Mrs. Lispernard Seabury Crocker, 1961. She collected it in Japan in the 1930s. From July 31 to August 5, 1939, the map was in the exhibit entitled "Around the World" in the Historic Warner House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was transferred from the artifactual collection of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins in May 1984.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan -- Mt. Yoshino Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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