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Maker(s):Yanagawa Shigenobu
Culture:Japanese (1787–1832)
Title:Monkey Riding a Turtle: A Mitate of Urashima
Date Made:1820
Materials:Woodblock print
Measurements:sheet: 8 3/16 in x 7 1/8 in ; 20.8 cm x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.81
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

private publication, blockcutter: Egawa Tomekichi. Verses by Gojotei Michimori and Shakuyakutei. From a series of three pictures of the palace of the Dragon King. Urashima, the hero of a children's story, saves the life of a turtle who repays him by carrying him to the Palace of the Dragon King where he lives for many years. He finally returns with a box which he promises not to open. When he does, he ages and dies.

monkeys; swimming; water; animals; text; baskets; folklore

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