Famous Views of Ōmi

Famous Views of Ōmi

近江名所図絵

1660s-90s

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circle of Kano Einō 狩野永納

(Japanese, 1631-1697)

One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper

Image: 152.4 x 345.6 cm (60 x 136 1/16 in.); Overall: 165.7 x 358.2 cm (65 1/4 x 141 in.); Closed: 170 x 11.7 x 61.6 cm (66 15/16 x 4 5/8 x 24 1/4 in.); Panel: 165.7 x 59.7 cm (65 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.); with frame: 169.7 x 362.2 cm (66 13/16 x 142 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1983.19.1

Description

Ōmi is an area around Lake Biwa near Kyoto. The Shinto shrine Hiyoshi Taisha and the Buddhist temple Ishiyamadera are in the upper right and upper left of the composition, respectively. At center is the pilgrimage route and people in the town before the temple gates. Harvested rice fields to the right and flowering cherry blossom trees at left show seasonal change from winter to spring.

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