An image of Tengu preparing food in the hollow tree

Kawanabe Kyōsai

(Japan 1831 – 1889)

Tengu preparing food in the hollow tree

Location
Not on display
Further information

Long-nosed tengu in a tree watch a procession along the Tōkaidō, the road between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). The mythological tengu are known for their martial arts prowess. The picture is part of a series of 162 woodblock prints, published by 24 different publishers and designed by 16 artists, most from the Utagawa school.
Kawanabe Kyōsai designed over 20 of the images. The series was created to mark the journey of the shogun Tokugawa Iemochi, who travelled from Kyoto to Edo to pay his respects to the emperor towards the end of Japan’s Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603–1868).

Year
1863
Media
Print
Medium
woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
37.0 x 25.0 cm
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019
Accession number
138.2019