A Japanese Landscape. A View of Ohara at Miako. Yusen.

A Japanese Landscape. A View of Ohara at Miako
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-19
Image ID: 3708243
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-19
Title:
A Japanese Landscape. A View of Ohara at Miako
Author:
Yusen
Dating:
1820-s
Location:
Japan
Materials:
silk textile, Japanese washigami paper, wood, ink, Japanese watercolours, bone of domestic cow, brocade, silk cord, glue
Technics:
painting on silk, weaving, wickerwork, turning
Dimensions, cm:
Mounting 198 × 64; painting 110.0 × 51.3
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
The painting portrays the women are carrying bundles of withered branches or reeds. The place is assumed to be the village of Ohara in the mountains to northeast of Kyoto where since the Heian times charcoal and firewood had been produced. That is why women who produced or sold these products were labeled Ohara women. The mounting is in the yamato-hyogu style, using the nishikiori brocade with the woven ornament – karakusa (“Chinese grass”) with kikyo bell-flowers and cranes.