National Anthropological Archives

MS 7336 Mitsui konomi miyako no nishiki

Collection ID:
Mizuno, Toshikata, 1866-1908
Tokyo, Akiyama Takemon
Titles are in both
Physical Description:
12 Prints
24.5 x 18.0 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The illustrations represent Mitsui (a mercer of department store) costume fabric designs for the four seasons. Included are women and children engaged in various seasonal activities.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mizuno Toshikata, a painter and illustrator, is best known for genre subjects treated in a modified ukiyo-e manner with Shij┼Ź style.

Custodial History
Collected in Japanese in 1945 or 1946 by Elennore C. Sullivan. She donated it to the Smithsonian in 1968. The item was transferred from the artifactual collection to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, July 1983.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7336, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7336
NAA INV 08820900

Translation of Title
Translation of Title
Select Mitsui designs (or city fashions)

Varying Form of Title
Varying Form of Title
The seasons and their fashions late 19th or early 20th century

Local Note
Local Note
Information and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology. She consulted Laurance P. Roberts, A dictionary of Japanese artists, 1976, and Noritake Tsuda, Handbook of Japanese art, 1976. Date of drawings from Woodblock kuchi-e prints : reflections of Meiji culture by Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada.
Local Note
Silk covered folding album of color woodcut prints

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Japanese -- Clothing Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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