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Ama Myôchin: P.68-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ama Myôchin
Translated as: The nun Myôchin [a racoon-dog spirit]
Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi
Translated as: Tale of the Eight Dogs


Designer: Kunisada II, Utagawa
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô
Blockcutter: Tsushimo Shôjirô




Portrays the actor Segawa Kikunojô V. Colour print from woodblocks, from the series 'Tale of the Eight Dogs' (Hakkenden inu no soshi no uchi). Segawa Kikunojo V. Kunisadaga. Tsutaya Kichizo. Hori-Tsushimo Shoji. Muramatsu & Fuku. 1852/10.


History note: Private collection, Boston; Israel Goldman

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam with the aid of the MGC Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: ôban mm

Place(s) associated

  • Edo ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1852-10

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Japanese paper

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Kunisada ga
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Tsutaya Kichizô
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Publisher's mark
  • Text: Hori-Tsushimo Shôji
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Blockcutter's seal
  • Text: Muramatsu & Fuku
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Censor's seal
  • Text: 1852/10
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.68-1999
Primary reference Number: 9461
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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