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Maker(s):Yanagawa Shigenobu I
Culture:Japanese (1787-1832)
Title:Shamisen Player Adjusting Her Hair
Date Made:ca. 1890s
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 11 7/8 in x 9 15/16 in; 30.2 cm x 25.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 3/8 in x 7 1/4 in; 21.3 cm x 18.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hokusai ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character Mannen toju [ill.]]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.24.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A shikishiban-size surimono print: a woman in a kimono with beautiful gradation of purple color sits beside a low counter and adjusts her hair with both hands; a pot of small fukujuso plant (adonis, mark of New Year) on top of the counter; a musical instrument (shamisen) sits on the ground in front of the woman.

Ukiyo-e; women; interiors; music

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