Tsukiji Akashi-cho TownKABURAKI, Kiyokata
- Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town
- KABURAKI, Kiyokata View artist Information
- color on silk, hanging scroll
National Important Cultural Properties
Akashi-cho was a lively foreign settlement from 1869 to 1899. A fence painted in light blue paint indicates that there is a Western-style building there. The mast of a sailing ship hiding in the morning mist also adds exoticism to the screen. The morning glory is already at the end. A woman who has her sleeves in the autumn breeze has a hairstyle reminiscent of an upstream wife, yakai-maki (evening party) or English style, with a large gold ring on her finger. It is unusual for Kiyokata, and it is also known that Egi Maseko, an acquaintance woman who fits the image, asked for a model and looked into the sketch.
(Based on a report on national treasures and important cultural properties by the Council for Cultural Affairs dated November 18, 2022)