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Maker(s):Nishimura Shigenaga
Culture:Japanese (1697-1756)
Title:Natsu: Taue no Zu [Summer: Image of Planting Rice], from the series Shiki no Hyakusho [Farmers in the Four Seasons]
Date Made:ca. 1725
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 12 9/16 in x 6 1/8 in; 31.9 cm x 15.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 12 9/16 in x 6 1/8 in; 31.9 cm x 15.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Natsu Shiki no Hyakusho / Taue no Zu].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.358.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical image of farmers planting rice shoots in their paddies. Zig-zag pathes between paddies.

farmers; peasants; fields; seasons; landscapes

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