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Title:  みょうが  Ginger  Creator/Contributor:  Yoshida, Fujio, 1887-1987, Artist  Date:  1953  Contributing Institution:  UC Merced

Title: みょうが Ginger Creator/Contributor: Yoshida, Fujio, 1887-1987, Artist Date: 1953 Contributing Institution: UC Merced

v.19 - The naturalist's miscellany, or Coloured figures of natural objects - Biodiversity Heritage Library

- The naturalist's miscellany, or Coloured figures of natural objects - Biodiversity Heritage Library

"In November 1855, the Great Ansei Earthquake struck the city of Edo (now Tokyo), claiming 7,000 lives and inflicting widespread damage. Within days, a new type of color woodblock print known as namazu-e (lit. "catfish pictures") became popular...mythical giant catfish (namazu)...caused earthquakes by thrashing about in their underground lairs..." Img: Kashima restrains a namazu using the kaname-ishi rock.

Namazue earthquake catfish picture Kashima restrains a namazu using the kaname-ishi rock

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