Nakamura Konozo as the Boatman Kanagawaya No Gon and Nakajima Wadaemon as "Dried Codfish" Chozaemon

Tohusai Sharaku (active 1794-1795)
Edo period, 1794-1795
Woodblock print; ink, color and mica on paper
14 1/4 in. x 10 in. (37.5 x 25.4 cm); 1979.220



Artist Comments

Ken Chu
1869 Transcontinental railroad is completed
1889 Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Wheat Field and Cypress Trees
1920 Philippinos and Mexicans begin to replace the Japanese and Koreans as farmworkers
1930s Walker Evans (1903-75), Farm Security Administration photographer
1946 Miné Okubo (1912-2001) Citizen 13660
1954 American civil-rights movement begins: US Supreme Court outlaws racial segregation in public schools
1965 Time magazine uses the term "Asian American"
US enters Vietnam War
Civil Rights Acts passes
National Foundation on Arts and Humanities Act brings into existence the National Endowments on the Arts and the National Endowments on the Humanities
1992 Barry McGee (1966- ), graffitti artist creates a mural at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
1996 Chris Doyle (1959- ), Commutable
Mariko Mori (1967- ), Birth of a Star