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Seika shashinkyo (A Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poets)


Colour woodblock print, depicting the poet Abe no Nakamaro in exile in China, gazing at the moon, from the series Seika shashinkyo (A Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poets): Japan, by Katsushika Hokusai, c. 1830

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Woodblock print

Production information

Katsushika Hokusai, 1760 - 1849, Artist
Japan, East Asia
Iseya Rihei, 1790s - 1879 (fl.), Publisher
Japan, East Asia


c. 1830


Paper, Ink


Previous owner: Reid, Alexander, 1854 - 1928
Henry, George, 1858 - 1943
Hornel, Edward Atkinson, 1864 - 1933
Depicted: Abe no Nakamaro


  • Mr Hornel and Mr Henry Visit Japan (1978)
    Glasgow Art Gallery


Asahi Shinbunsha, et al. (eds.), Edo ga unda sekai no eshi: Dai Hokusai ten (1993), no. 216 [another impression]

Timothy Clark, ed., Hokusai beyond the Great Wave (Thames & Hudson, 2017), no. 127 [another impression]

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