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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:The Dancing Girl Bimyō (Maijo Bimyō), Mirror of the East (Azuma Kagami) from the series "Twenty-Four Japanese Examples of Filial Piety for the Honchōren" (Honchōren Honchō Nijūshikō)
Date Made:ca. 1821-22
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic and embossed embellishments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 1/16 in x 7 1/4 in ; 20.5 cm x 18.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.28
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

A young woman dancing in front of a folding screen, performing as a shirabyōshi, a female dancer dressed in male court costume, an open fan in her hand and a sword in her belt; patterns of paulownia leaves and flowers on her kimono, and waves on her hakama (pants). A poem by Haginoya Torikane on the right.

women; dance; kimonos; fashion; fans; text; patterns; swords; poetry; standing

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