Suzuki Harunobu: mitate-e / print - British Museum

Artist: Suzuki Harunobu

Title: mitate-e / print

Date: 1768-1769

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Source: British Museum
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Colour woodblock chuban print, mitate-e. Parody of 'Narihira's Journey to the East': young couple pausing on journey to admire Mt Fuji in distance across Suruga Bay; man with hand-coverings and head scarf, and flat travelling hat on his back; one sleeve of his striped outer kimono shrugged off; woman seated sidesaddle on pack-horse, wearing elegant kimono with long, flowing sleeves; both figures holding pipes. Signed.

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