Shimpan tako zukushi, Japanese kite designs

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection
Artist or Author: unknown
Creation Year: 1860
Width: 9.5 inches
Height: 14 inches
Summary: 25 kite pictures on a large format (oban) ukiyo-e (woodblock print). Depicted characters include Daruma, Daikoku, Okame, and others. All kite pictures are for Edo dako, rectangular kites of the Tokyo area, many are ji-dako, (character kites or letter kites) with a single, stylized kanji as their graphic design.
Type: Document
Geographic: Japan
Kite Type: Flat
Materials: Paper
Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical
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Shimpan Tako Zukushi, 25 kite pictures