Shimpan Isami Tako

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection
Artist or Author: Unknown
Creation Year: 1853
Width: 9.5 inches
Height: 14 inches
Summary: A large format (oban) ukiyo-e (woodblock print) of four kite designs by an unknown artist. Very interesting ryu (dragon) as well as a kanji or ji-dako (letter kite). Other images may be firemen's standards of depictions of business standards. Repaired and partially restored, color quality is low.
Type: Document
Geographic: Japan
Kite Type: Flat
Materials: Paper
Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical
Images (click to open in viewer):
Shimpan Isami Tako, Four Kite Designs