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The Kidai Shōran Scroll

The Kidai Shōran Scroll

Tokyo Street Life in the Edo Era

Ozawa Hiromu and Kobayashi Tadashi

Future Titles / Art & Design

To be published by JPIC | 978-4-86658-132-3 (Hardcover) | ** pages | 221mm (h) x 300mm (w) | 2020

※Information for this title is still tentative and subject to change prior to publication

About the Book

The Kidai Shōran is a magnificent painted Japanese scroll, an artistic rendering of one of the most iconic streets of Edo (as Tokyo was then called) at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It covers five blocks of the main shopping thoroughfare leading south from the Imagawa Bridge to the bridge at Nihonbashi. Though it is believed to have been painted by a well-known artist, its provenance is shrouded in mystery. But over its more than 12-meter length, the artist has given us an almost cinematic look at urban life during the Edo period. More than 1,600 people are depicted here, coming from every walk of society, from samurai to student, hairdressers, minstrels, and geisha. Their activities are portrayed in rich and loving detail: here a young pilgrim receives alms, there a blind masseur rushes to his next appointment, on the other side of the street, a construction crew raises the framing that will become a new shop.

In this fascinating book, the authors bring these details to life with expert commentary and knowledgeable analysis of the times when the scroll was created.

Making an appearance in the scroll are:
• 88 Shops
• 32 Children
• 4 Oxen
• 1,439 Men
• 20 Dogs
• 2 Falcons
• 200 Women
• 13 Horses
• 1 Monkey

About the Author

OZAWA Hiromu

Ozawa Hiromu received his graduate degree in literature from Meiji University. He is a professor of Japanese and Japanese Culture at Chofu Gakuen Junior College, and an honorary researcher at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, focusing on Japanese culture and Japanese art history. He is the author of a number of books, including Toshizu no Keifu to Edo (Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2002).

KOBAYASHI Tadashi

Kobayashi Tadashi received his graduate degree in art history from the University of Tokyo. He was formerly a professor, faculty of literature, at Gakushuin University, and is now chief curator at the Chiba Art Museum. His research subjects are centered around Japanese art history. He is the author of several books, including Utamaro: Portraits from the Floating World (Kodansha USA, 2001).

内容紹介

絵巻『熈代勝覧』は、今から200年前、文化文政期の江戸、今川橋から日本橋までの大通りを俯瞰描写した12mの大作。越後屋(現・三越)や木屋など88軒の問屋や店、魚河岸の賑わい、さまざまな職種の人びと1671人がいきいきと描かれている。丹念に描き込まれた町並みからは都市構造や建築史的に見ても多くが読みとれるし、看板や暖簾などに小さな文字で書き込まれた多種多様な情報が、作品のリアリティとなっている。本書は、近世の風俗・文化・美術に詳しい江戸東京博物館教授の著者とともに、見れば見るほど面白い、この絵巻をじっくりと読み解き、活気あふれる江戸のメインストリート・日本橋の日常にタイムスリップして存分に味わう。

著者紹介

小澤 弘
1947年長野県生まれ。明治大学大学院文学研究科博士課程修了。東京都江戸東京博物館教授。専攻は日本文化史・日本美術史。

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小林 忠
1941年東京都生まれ。東京大学大学院人文科学研究科修士課程修了。学習院大学文学部教授・千葉市美術館館長。専攻は日本近世・近代美術史。

Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

『熈代勝覧』の日本橋―活気にあふれた江戸の町

『熈代勝覧』の日本橋―活気にあふれた江戸の町

小澤 弘 (著)、小林 忠 (著)

小学館 刊

2006/01/10

https://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/09607019