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Culture:Japanese (ca. 1764–1820)
Title:Untitled [New Year surimono with cranes, pine, and plum]
Date Made:ca. 1800
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 7 7/8 in x 7 1/8 in ; 20.0 cm x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.57
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

New Year greeting showing two cranes flying over nest with three baby cranes in pine-tree, with plum tree and rising sun. Six verses of kyōka poetry above; last poem by Shinratei Manzō (or Banzō). Cranes, pine, and plum are all auspicious symbols of longevity and the New Year. Signed Shinsai.

calligraphy; writing; birds; sunset; trees; lines

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