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Maker(s):Ippitsusai Bunchō
Culture:Japanese (active ca. 1765-1792)
Title:Untitled [A Komuso Priest Holding a Bamboo Flute]
Date Made:1786
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:sheet: 4 in x 4 5/8 in ; 10.2 cm x 11.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.159
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
1990-159.jpg

Description:
private publication. A calendar picture. The priest is drawn with the numbers for the long months of 1786 and the bamboo flute is made of the syllables for one of the cyclical number roots hinoe. The verse was written by the artist.

yatsugiri-ban; moji-e

Tags:
figures; calligraphy

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