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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:New Year's Day
Date Made:ca. 1800
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Image: 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 in; 10.8 x 14.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recot, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tenpo nana heisaruharu koshin [ill.]/shogatsu ya junisantsu [ill.] / roku meno hachi / ju [ill.] / kichirei fu ko].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.70.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A vertical print showing a New Year's day. A woman in green kimono is playing the Kokyu in front of a potted plum tree, otoso and a sake cup, a try set without the traditional setchi dishes (all symbols of the holidays).

Tags:
women; interiors; holidays; musical instruments; bonsai

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