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Michinoku Buri [Sketch of Customs in Northeast Japan]
Mikikigusa (total 176 volumes) containing information and records written or filed by direct retainer Miyazaki Narichika during closing days of Edo period abounds with many interesting illustrations and beautiful color diagrams. Some of them are shown here.
Michinoku Buri (Sketch of Customs in Northeast Japan), illustrates life of common people in Tohoku Region, must be sketches drawn by painter Hokuba while traveling. Hokuba is assumed to be Teisai Hokuba (1771 - 1844), a disciple of Hokusai. Rice-planting girls, gelidium jelly venders and people in other professions are vividly drawn in a light and easy style.