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Maker(s):Tamagawa Shucho
Culture:Japanese (active 1790-1803)
Title:Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune) serenading Jorurihime [Lady Joruri] by flute
Date Made:1765-1769
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 1/4 in; 45.7 cm x 36.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 13 5/8 in x 8 7/8 in; 34.6 cm x 22.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [a circle with two vertical strokes within]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Bun].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.362.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
mh_1973_362_q_rii_v1.jpg

Description:
Vertical view of Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune) in his green and orange kimono playing flute, while a servant kneeling on the ground beside a lantern. A woman behind and listening and two more women walking in the background. Cherry tree blossoms on the top.

Tags:
music; musical instruments; flutes; legends; love

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