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Edo Period of Japan

Asian Art, Japan, Edo Period

Works of Art (100)

Armor (Gusoku), 16th and 18th centuries; Edo period, Japanese, Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt (14.100.172)
The Battles of Hogen and Heiji, Edo period, 17th century, Japanese, Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper (57.156.4-5)
Calligraphy of "Maple Bridge Night Mooring" by Zhang Zhi, Edo period, ca. 1770, Ike Taiga, Two-panel folding screen: ink on paper (2008.66)
Coffee pot, Edo Period, 1650–75, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue and mounted with silver (Hizen ware, Arita type) (79.2.176a,b)
Crow and Heron, or Young Lovers Walking Together under an Umbrella in a Snowstorm, ca. 1769, Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese), Polychrome woodcut print on paper (JP2453)
Curtained screen (kicho) and utensils for the incense ceremony, Edo period, 19th century, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2003)
Daimyô wedding set with pine, bamboo, and cherry blossom decoration, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Sprinkled gold, lacquer (10.7.1–.31)
Dish with cherry blossom design, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Porcelain with celadon and iron glazes and underglaze blue decoration (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type) (1975.268.555)
Dish with figure, Edo period, ca. 1620, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hizen ware, early Imari type) (1975.268.495)
Dish with hydrangea design, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Porcelain with celadon glaze and underglaze blue decoration (Hizen ware, Nabeshima type) (1975.268.556)
Eight-Planked Bridge (Yatsuhashi), Ogata Korin (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gilded paper (53.7.1-2)
Evening Snow at Kanbara, Edo period, 1834, Ando Hiroshige (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2492)
Firefighter's Coat with Susanoo-no-mikoto and Sea Monster, Edo period, 19th century, Dark blue quilted (sashiko) cotton with freehand paste-resist decoration (1983.158a–c)
Foreigners in the Drawing Room of a Foreign Merchant's House in Yokohama, Edo period, September 1861, Gountei Sadahide (Japanese), Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper (2007.49.131a–c)
The Great Wave at Kanagawa (from a Series of Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji), Edo period, ca. 1831–33, Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese); Published by Eijudo, Polychrome ink and color on paper (JP1847)
Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Benkei in the Fudō Myōō Pose (Fudō no mie), Edo period, ca. 1824, Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese); poems by Bunshirō Koimasu and Bunsaisha Fudemaru, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper, Signed: Ōjū Kunisada ga (JP1251)
The Illustrated Life of Shinran (Shinran shônin eden), Edo period (1615–1868), 17th–18th century; Japan, Set of four hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk (2010.366a–d)
Incense box (jinbako), Edo period, ca. 1830, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer; on pear-skin (nashiji) background pine, bamboo, and cherry blossoms, and the Shimazu and Matsudaira family crests (10.7.15)
Incense box (kogo) in the form of a plum flower, Edo period, mid-19th century, Japan, Hizen Province, Kutani kilns, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze decoration (91.1.211)
Incense boxes (kogo) with a wrapping cloth (fukusa), Edo period, 1808, Japan, Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2113)
Incense burner (koro) with a reticulated cover, Edo period, mid-18th century, Japan, Hizen Province (Hirado ware), White porcelain with blue underglaze decoration of maple leaves (93.3.11a,b)
Incense burner (koro) with reticulated cover, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Satsuma Province, Earthenware, Satsuma ware with clear crackled glaze (19.14.2a–c)
Incense burner (koro), Edo period (1615–1868), mid-17th century, Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese), Japan, Kyoto, Kyoto ware, Light fawn clay covered with crackled glaze and gold application; "flowers of the four season"; decoration depicted in polychrome overglaze and gold pain (29.100.668)
Incense game utensils, Edo period, Ryuryukio Shinsai (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2065)
Inrô with design of sea foam, 19th century, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), after a design by Ogata Kôrin (Japanese), Gold lacquer, pewter inlay (36.100.249)
Inrô with design of silk spool in the Milky Way (the Tanabata Story of the Weaver and Herder), 19th century, Kyûkoku (Japanese), Mother-of-pearl, gold (14.40.878a,b)
Inrô with design of thatched hut, 18th–19th century, Japanese, Lacquer (29.100.841)
Inrô: Figures in a landscaped garden, 18th century, Japanese, Red lacquer (10.211.2081)
Inro with decoration of Portuguese figures, Edo period, 19th century, Wood with black and gold lacquer (1975.268.178)
Kinryusan Temple at Asakusa: From the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Edo period, 1856, Ando Hiroshige (Japanese), Oban format, woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2519)
Kyoyu and Sofu, Edo period, 18th century, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), "Stone rubbing" style woodblock print; ink on paper (JP1589)
Landscape and Chinese Figures, Nagasawa Rosetsu (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on gilded paper (1975.268.75, 76)
Large bowl with floral design, Edo period (1615–1868), Japan, Porcelain with celadon glaze and underglaze blue (Hizen ware, early Imari type) (1975.268.508)
Large tureen and cover with landscape decoration, Edo period, late 17th century, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue (Arita ware) (2002.447.47a,b)
Letter box with pine, bamboo, cherry blossom, and family crests, Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji ground (part of a wedding set) (10.7.22)
Midnight: The Hours of the Rat; Mother and Sleepy Child, Edo period, ca. 1790, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print (JP1278)
Morning Glories, Edo period, 19th century, Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper (54.69.1,2)
Netsuke: Ashinaga and Tenaga, 18th century, Japanese, Wood (10.211.2348)
Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Attributed to Ryûsa, Japanese, Carved ivory (10.211.1271)
Netsuke: Boar resting on bush clover, 19th century, Japanese, Wood (91.1.989)
Netsuke: Chestnut burr wrapped in leaves, 19th century, Japanese, Porcelain (91.1.213)
Netsuke: Crab on a decaying lotus leaf, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory, copper alloy, gold (91.1.940)
Netsuke: Foreigner carrying a cock, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory (10.211.1444)
Netsuke: Goose and swallow, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory, metal alloy, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell (10.211.1276)
Netsuke: Hanging scroll with image of Shôki and demons, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory (10.211.513)
Netsuke: Ox with boy playing flute, 19th century, Japanese, Wood, ivory, metal (10.211.780)
Noh costume (atsuita) with clouds and hexagons, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Silk twill damask with silk brocading wefts and supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (19.88.3)
Noh costume (chôken) with water plants and mulberry leaves, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Silk gauze (ro) brocaded with metallic thread (32.30.4)
Noh costume (karaori) with cherry blossoms and fretwork, Edo period, first half of 18th century, Japan, Brocaded silk twill (19.88.2)
Noh costume (karaori) with cypress fans and yûgao blossoms, Edo period, 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Brocaded twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning in metallic thread (61.151.6)
Noh costume (kariginu) with geometric pattern, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Twill-weave silk with supplementary weft patterning (91.1.62)
Noh costume (mizugoromo), 19th century, Japan, Plain-weave bast fiber (2002.386)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with books and nandina branches, Edo period, second half of 18th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and metallic leaf on silk satin (1989.367)
Noh costume (nuihaku) with scattered crests, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Silk embroidery and gold leaf on silk satin (29.100.541)
Noh costume (surihaku) with Chinese bellflowers, Edo period, 18th century, Japan, Gold and silver leaf on silk satin (32.30.5)
Noh costume (surihaku) with water, water plants, and leaves, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Gold leaf on plain-weave silk (58.97.1)
The Old Plum, Edo period, ca. 1645, Attributed to Kano Sansetsu (Japanese), Four sliding door panels (fusuma); ink, color, gold leaf on paper (1975.268.48a-d)
One Hundred Boys, Edo period, 17th century, Kano Eino (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper (2009.260.1,2)
Otani Oniji II, dated 1794, Toshusai Sharaku (Japanese), Polychrome woodcut print on paper (JP2822)
Outer robe (uchikake) with scenes of filial piety, Edo period, late 18th century, Japan, Resist-dyed and embroidered silk crepe (49.32.109)
Outer robe (uchikake) with theme of Mount Hôrai, Edo period, second half of 18th–first half of 19th century, Japan, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin damask with stencil-dyed details (1970.296.1)
Pair of incense boxes (kogo) in the shape of dog-charms (inuhariko), Edo period, ca. mid-19th century, Japan, Minpei kilns, Porcelain with creamy glaze, polychrome and gold overglaze decoration (23.225.6a,b)
Persimmon Tree, Edo period, late autumn 1816, Sakai Hoitsu (Japanese), Two-panel screen; ink and color on paper (57.156.3)
Plate from the erotic book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (Someiro no yama neya no hinagata): First Month, Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1736–44, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), Hand-colored woodblock illustration; ink and color on paper (JP1499)
Plate with design of ladies with parasol, Edo period, ca. 1736, Japan, Design attributed to Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, 1691–1759)
Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (Arita ware) (2002.447.123)
Plate with monogram of the Dutch East India Company, Edo period, ca. 1660, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue (Arita ware) (2002.447.40)
Plate, Edo period, 1760, Japan, Hizen Province, Arita kiln, Porcelain decorated with the figure of Ononokomachi in blue and brilliant enamels (Arita ware, Imari type) (23.225.144)
Plate, Edo period, 19th century, Japan; Arita ware, Ko Kutani style, Green, yellow, black, and brown enamels (2002.447.101)
Poem-card box with young pines and nandina flower, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and red lacquer on black lacquer ground (81.1.152a,b)
Portable writing cabinet with Tokugawa family crests, chrysanthemums, and foliage scrolls, Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century
Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and gold foil application on nashiji ground (81.1.133a–h)
Rough Waves, Edo period, ca. 1704–9, Ogata Korin (Japanese), Two-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper (26.117)
Set of five writing boxes with Japanese globeflowers, plum blossoms, and interlaced roundels, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and applied gold foil on nashiji ground (81.1.136a–z)
Seven Gods of Good Fortune and Chinese Children, Edo period, 17th–18th century, Kano Chikanobu (Japanese), Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on paper; reverse side: ink, color, and gold on paper (29.100.498)
Six-lobed incense burner (akoda koro), first half of Edo period, Japan, Black lacquer with decorations in ground gold, pear-skin sprinkling, line drawing, omitted line drawing, and needle drawing; metal rim and lattice work metal cover (12.134.29)
The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment, Edo period, 1635–45, Kano Tan'yu (Japanese), Ink on paper (2006.174)
Standing figure, Edo period, late 17th century, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (Hizen ware, Kakiemon type) (1975.268.528)
Station of Otsu: From the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido (The "Reisho Tokaido"), Edo period, ca. 1848–49, Ando Hiroshige (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print (JP804)
Summer and autumn fruits tiered box (jubako), Edo–Meiji periods, ca. 1860–90, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), Lacquer with maki-e (2010.143a–g)
Surcoat (jimbaori), Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century, Japan, Silk, felt, metallic thread, lacquered wood (2006.95)
Suzu, 17th century, Miwa, Nara Prefecture, Japan, Wood, metal (89.4.94)
Sword blade (katana), Edo period (1615–1868), dated June 1622, Kanewaka, also known as Takahira (Japanese), Steel (2007.478.2a, b)
Sword guard (tsuba), 19th century; Edo period, Ishiguro Masayoshi (Japanese), Japanese, Shakudo, gold, shibuichi, copper (36.120.79)
Table and writing box, from the series Tale of the Changelings (Torikaebaya monogatari), Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1820s, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Japan, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper (JP1985)
Tale of a Strange Marriage, Edo period, ca. 1858, Ukita Ikkei (Japanese), Handscroll; ink and color on paper (57.156.7)
The Tale of Genji and Genji cards, Edo period, Reisai (Japanese), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper (JP2187)
Tanto (Dagger), Kamakura and Edo period, Blade dated November 1333; Mountings 19th century, Uda Kunimitsu (Japanese), Blade: steel; mountings: silver, copper, gold, shakudo, ray skin, sharkskin, and wood (1998.127.2)
Tea caddy (seitaka), Edo period, Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese), Stoneware with red, brown, and black glazes (36.120.559a–f)
Three Kabuki Actors [from right to left]: Iwai Hanshiro V (1776–1847), Segawa Kikunojo (1802–1832), and Onoe Kikugoro III (1784–1849), Edo period, ca. 1823, Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese), Surimono, woodblock print; ink and color on paper (2001.715.4)
Tobacco Pouch and Pipe, 1813, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper (JP1954)
Tobacco pouch and pipe, 18th century, Japanese, Embossed leather, silver foil, color, gold, freshwater pearl, metal (14.40.843a,b)
Water jar (mizusashi) with design of pine trees, Edo period, ca. 1720, Japan, Stoneware with underglaze iron-oxide and lacquer cover (Kenzan style) (29.100.614a,b)
Water pot, Edo period, ca. 1625, Japan, Bizen pottery; lacquer cover; called Daruma-shape (25.215.47a,b)
Wine bottle, Edo period, first half of 17th century, Japan, Porcelain with underglaze blue (Hizen ware, early Imari type) (1975.268.477)
Wine bottle, Edo period, mid-19th century, Japan, Glass in marbled color (2001.58.1)
Writing Box with Portrait of Fujiwara no Ietaka and a Poem about the Tatsuta River, Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and red lacquer on silver ground (29.100.688)
Writing Box with Warbler in Plum Tree
Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e on nashiji ground (29.100.695a–e)
Writing Box with Waterfall and Characters, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground (81.1.173)
Yukihira and the Salt Maidens, Edo period, ca. 1716–35, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1975.268.126)