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Artist Kiyochika
Title Ushijima in the Sumida River in Tokyo
Woman covered in mud frightens a man
Series Kiyochika Ponchi – Kiyochika's Punch
Date c. 1881
Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Format Oban (9 3/8" X 13 3/4")
Comment Kiyochika based this series of comical sketches on Japan Punch, a satirical journal based on the original English Punch. Japan Punch was first published in Yokohama in 1862 by Charles Wirgman.
Price $200.
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