Shintomi-cho TownKABURAKI, Kiyokata
- Shintomi-cho Town
- KABURAKI, Kiyokata View artist Information
- color on silk, hanging scroll
National Important Cultural Properties
The triptych consisting of Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town, Shintomi-cho Town and Hama-cho Gashi Zone is a work that symbolizes the memorable atmosphere of Kiyokata with a suitable motif and a female figure similar to that. Shintomi-cho has a long history of Kabuki theaters and was also known as the geisha quarter. The woman is a Shintomi-cho geisha, stylishly attired in a vertically striped kimono and a fine-patterned haori jacket. Shintomiza Theater can be seen in the background. Newly built the year Kiyokata was born, Shintomiza Theater is a modern theater with gas lights, painted signs, and a building without turrets. The theater flourished in the Meiji Era but declined during the Taisho Era (1912–1926), and closed after being damaged in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The style depicted here was already long obsolete when Kiyotaka rendered it.
(Based on a report on national treasures and important cultural properties by the Council for Cultural Affairs dated November 18, 2022)