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Maker(s):Torii Kiyonaga
Culture:Japanese (1752-1815)
Title:Lucky New Year Dreams: Fuji, Falcon, and Eggplant
Date Made:ca. 1786 (Tenmei 6)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Mount: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 15/16 in x 9 7/8 in; 37.9 cm x 25.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyonaga ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Cha [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.312.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Left sheet of a triptych. Vertical print of four women, two in yellow and purple kimono standing in the back row, while one in black kimono kneeling to the right and another holding a pot of eggplant. Part of an Onna Norimono (noblewoman's palaguin) with black lacquer and gilded bottom is visible in the background. Inscriptions in the upper left corner.

women; courtesans; plants; festivals; transportation

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