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Maker(s):Teisai Hokuba
Culture:Japanese (1771-1844)
Title:Four Women Entertainers
Date Made:1820, Bunsei 3, Year of the Dragon
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with embossing and metallic pigments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 3/16 in x 10 11/16 in ; 20.8 cm x 27.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.45
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Four geisha in formal kimono adorned with paulownia crests, two holding shamisen. Seven verses of poetry, signed Tetsume, Tsutame, Ikame, Samme, Torime (daughter of Samme), Shōshinrō Kuruwa no Chayanari, Shōōan. Signed Teisai on the plum screen.

women; musical instruments; branches; kimonos; flowers; poetry; text; hairstyles; fashion; entertaining

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