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Chikanobu Toyohara

Feast at the Gakushuin (Tokyo Kazoku Gakko; Kakushuin Enkai no Zu) Japanese Meiji Woodblock Triptych



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Japanese woodblock triptych from the Meiji period.

  • A vibrant scene depicting a banquet for the opening of the Gakushuin, which was designated as the school for the aristocrats in Tokyo by Toyohara Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838-1912).
  • Attended by the Emperor and Empress Meiji, the school was opened in 1877.
  • Nishiki-e, ink and color on vertical ôban.
  • Publisher Matsushita Heibei, signed Chikanobu hitsu.
  • Museum placard on verso.
  • Black metal frame glazed with acrylic.


Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel


“Forging the New Japan: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel." Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art at Midland Center for the Arts. Midland, Michigan, 2014.

Condition Report

Very good overall condition with minimal fading and some residue on the third panel.

Small scratches to frame.

Art not examined outside of frame.


Height: 20.25 inches / 51.44 cm
Width: 35.25 inches / 89.53 cm

Sight Height: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm

Sight Width: 28.5 inches / 72.39 cm


Paper, Acrylic, Painted Metal

Decorative Style

Asian Decorative Arts

Country of Origin


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