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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760-1849)
Title:Woman of Ōhara with Firewood Bundle and Kitew
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 12 7/8 in x 9 13/16 in; 32.7 cm x 24.9 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 5/16 in x 7 7/16 in; 21.1 cm x 18.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hokusai ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Nomichiki san-ni [ill.]]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.18.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

A woman from Ohara (Oharame) carrying, characteristically, a bundle of firewood on her head with a yakko kite mounted on top. She raises her left hand to secure the bundle and her right hand touching her lips.

Ukiyo-e; beauty; women; courtesans; figures; portraits

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