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Maker(s):Katsukawa Shunshō
Culture:Japanese (1726–1792)
Title:The Syllable "To," from the series "Refined Brocade Prints of the Tales of Ise" ('Fūryū nishiki-e Ise monogatari')
Date Made:ca. 1770–1773
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 21.6 cm x 15.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.365
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
vertical koban; half aiban; nishiki-e; iroha

Label Text:
This print is signed at lower-left "Shunshō ga" ('drawn by Shunshō'). The syllable "to" can be seen at upper-left, written within a circle. The Mead owns another print from this series: AC 2005.363.

Tags:
rivers; water; male; female; writing; calligraphy

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