Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, OrokuArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1822-1844Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 3/16 in. x 9 1/4 in. ( 36 cm x 23.5 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Iwai Shijaku I was also known as Iwai Hanshiro VII. He was the oldest son of Iwai Hanshirō V. He was born in 1804 and active from 1806 until his death in 1845. He spent time acting in Edo as well as Osaka.Physical Description
In this print, a woman stands next to a bamboo fence. She wears a black robe with a grey sash. A blue and white cloth covers her head. Branches of a tree descend from the top of the print behind her.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: To, Yamaguchi han; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Nyōbō Oroku, Iwai ShijakuPrimary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image
for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.
fences (site elements)
women (female humans)