MS 7169 Tokyo Ueno Taksaki gai shinkei

Collection ID:
Inoue, Tankei, 1864-1889
Tokyo, Japan, Matsuki Heikichi, 1884
In Japanese Kanji
Physical Description:
1 Page
38 cm x 56 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The print is divided into two sections: the upper portion depicts Takasaki City (Gunma Prefecture) with its dwellings, street scenes, railroad station, and a train approaching the city; the lower portion shows a departing train at the Ueno station with decorative flag poles and viewers against the background of the Ueno park filled with cherry blossoms. An English caption added to the print indicates that the scenes show the opening ceremony of the railway connecting Ueno (Tokyo) and Takasaki, one of the most important silk fabric centers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The artist was also known as Yasuji, or Yasuhiro.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7169
NAA INV 10000037

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
True views of Tokyo's Ueno [railroad station] and Takasaki City

Local Note
Local Note
Romanization, translations, and other data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. Mrs. Houchins consulted Richard Lane, Images from the floating world: the Japanese print, Friboug, Switzerland, 1978.

Using the Collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Color woodblock print
Manuscript 7169, 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 June 1984.

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