Hama-cho Gashi ZoneKABURAKI, Kiyokata
- Hama-cho Gashi Zone
- KABURAKI, Kiyokata View artist Information
- color on silk, hanging scroll
National Important Cultural Properties
Hama-cho Gashi Zone shows a scene from Hama-cho, Nihonbashi, where Kiyokata lived for six years the end of the Meiji Era (1868–1912). Kiyokata chose a local girl on the way home from a culture lesson as a figure who represented the community. This relates to the fact that Fujima Kan’emon II, the era’s most influential Kabuki dance choreographer, had had a house there since the early Meiji Era. In the background is the Sumida River, and on the far shore we can see that Fukagawa-atake fire watchtower on the left and Shin-Ohashi Bridge on the right. This bridge was replaced with a modern iron bridge the
same year Kiyokata moved from Hama-cho to Tatsuoka-cho, Hongo.
(Based on a report on national treasures and important cultural properties by the Council for Cultural Affairs dated November 18, 2022)