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Maker(s):Totoya Hokkei
Culture:Japanese (1780-1850)
Title:Left Team, Round Three: Glowing Gem (Hidari sanban, Yakōdama) from the series “Treasure Contest (Takara Awase)”
Date Made:early 1830s
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with embossed and metallic embellishments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in ; 21.6 cm x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.36
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Waitress outside on a sidewalk under a streetlight holding a lantern with the character "tama (jewel)" printed on the side; the street light is decorated with New Year decorations of rope, a leaf, and a pine bough. She is standing next to a man dressed in kimono wearing a haori jacket and with a tenugui cloth over his face. Two puppies play next to them. Signed Aogaoka Hokkei with three verses of poetry above by Gantōsha Nagafusa of Yorii, Rikkaen Sōchō, and Shakuyakutei.

figures; female; calligraphy; dogs; animals; streets; writing

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