Fujisawa


Artist
Tamenobu Fujikawa (Japanese, active circa 1910-1920)
Date
1918
Medium
Woodblock print
Dimensions
Sheet : 9 9/16 x 14 in. (24.29 x 35.56 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2014.13.8

Label
Food was an important part of the Tōkaidō experience and many travelers refreshed themselves with assorted local delicacies as they journeyed along the road. This print depicts an episode when Yaji and Kita order several skewers of baked dumplings at a teahouse in the bustling town of Fujisawa. Yaji notices that one of the dumplings still has a bit of burning charcoal from the oven attached to it, so he offers that dumpling to Kita as a joke. When Kita puts the dumpling in his mouth, he burns his tongue and spits the dumpling on the ground where it is promptly eaten by a stray dog.

Object Type
Print