Mariko


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
2014.13.22

Label
The village of Mariko was famous for a grated-yam soup called tororo-jiru that was often served over boiled rice or barley. Hoping to sample this local delicacy, Yaji and Kita stop at a restaurant in Mariko and place their order. The husband and wife who run the restaurant begin arguing with each other about how to serve their new customers. Both get angry and eventually the wife throws the yam soup at her husband, covering him in the warm, sticky liquid.

Object Type
Print