Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/27130

Views of Ryukyu: Paintings and Prints in the Hamilton Library Collection

File Description SizeFormat 
travis_Public Talk(f).pptx8.21 MBMicrosoft Powerpoint XMLView/Open
travis_Public Talk Revised.pdfScript for presentation90.12 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Item Summary

Title: Views of Ryukyu: Paintings and Prints in the Hamilton Library Collection
Authors: Seifman, Travis
Keywords: Ryukyu
paintings
prints
Sakamaki-Hawley Collection
Procession of Ryukyuans Enroute to Edo Castle
show 4 moreProcession of the Ryukyu Kingdom’s Prince Kin to the Edo Castle
Ming
Procession of an Embassy from the Ryukyu Kingdom
woodblock

show less
LC Subject Headings: Ryukyu Islands--History--To 1879
Ryukyu Islands--Civilization--Chinese influences
Art, Ryukyuan
Issue Date: 25 Apr 2013
Abstract: When an embassy from the Ryukyu Kingdom traveled up to Edo, it visited the shogun’s castle two or three times. Each time they went up to the castle, the ambassadors and their entourage of roughly 70 to 170 members of the Ryukyuan scholar-aristocracy paraded through the streets of Edo, wearing impressive court costume, carrying colorful banners, and playing Ryukyuan music. The spectacle was recorded in scroll paintings like the two we have on display in the exhibit, of which roughly 100 are extant today. Over the course of the 17th-early 19th centuries, numerous woodblock printed books about Ryukyu were published as well, roughly 90 titles in all, each of which might have been published in initial print runs of as many as one or two thousand copies.
Description: Presentation on Ryukyuan scrolls commemorating diplomatic processions.
Pages/Duration: 14
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/27130
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections:Ryukyuan Embassy Processions - Travis Seifman



Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.