Five kyoka books bound together: part 1, Edo meibutsu hyakudai kyōka-shū; part 2, Kyōka Yoshiwaragata shiki saiken; part 3, Kyōka jittetsu shū; part 4, (Fukagawa) Hitomaro jinja hōnō gakumen kyōka shū; part 5, Kyōka sanjū-rokkasen

View right to left

Artist: Yashima Gakutei 八島岳亭 , (part 1-3) (1786-1868) Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓 , (part 3,4) (1780-1850)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, Undated: Vols. 1, 2, 5; 1823 (Bunsei 6): Vols. 3, 4
Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper; paper covers
H x W x D (vols 192-196 bound together): 21.6 x 15.5 x 2.4 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase, The Gerhard Pulverer Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Kokusho somokuroku. 9 vols., , 2nd edition. Tokyo, 1993-1995. .
  • Toda Kenji. Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago. p. 280.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
SI Usage Statement

Usage Conditions Apply

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Related Objects