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Maker(s):Manjirō Hokuga
Culture:Japanese (active 1084-died 1856)
Title:Utsubo from the series Monogatari Awase (Comparison of Tales)
Date Made:1809
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper with embossing
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 7 in x 8 5/16 in ; 17.8 cm x 21.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.52
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Woman playing a koto behind a folding screen. Kyōka poetry verse on the left. Mark of the gogawa poetry circle on the plectrum box. Signed Hōtei Hokuga hitsu.

women; musical instruments; kimonos; hairstyles; poetry; text; sitting; patterns

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