Can't Wait to See You (Hayaku Mitai)/Whale from Hirado (Hirado no Kujira)

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodblock
Maker: Kuniyoshi, Utagawa; Kihei, Sanoya; Yoshitori, Utagawa
Place made: Japan
Date made: 1852
Materials: paper; colored ink
Measurements: 10 in x 14 3/4 in
Nomenclature: unknown
Classification: whales

A maid looking at a kabuki theater program. Hunting whale at Hirado pictured inset being hauled onto the shore. This image is part of a series that features half-length portraits of diiferent classes and occupations, paired with inset pictures of well-known regional products, done by Kuniyoshi's pupils. Image made during the Edo period.


Related People

Yoshitori, Utagawa
Japanese (19th century)
Japanese, 1797-1861