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Maker(s):Kitagawa Utamaro I
Culture:Japanese (1753-1806)
Title:Preface, from the illustrated book Momo Chidori Kyoka Awase [Myriad Birds: A Kyoka Competition], second edition
Date Made:1796
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); sumizuri-e, ink on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 9 9/16 x 14 3/4 in; 24.2 x 37.5 cm; Plate: 8 5/8 x 14 11/16 in; 21.9 x 37.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SEAL: recto, upp. r. (red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.423.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A double page of Japanese Kyoka calligraphy: preface to the second edition of the two-volume illustrated book Momo Chidori Kyoka Awase (Myriad Birds: A Kyoka Competition). Book illustrations by Kitagaw Utamaro I. Calligraphy by Kishi Bunsho, a kyoka pupil of Ippitsusai Buncho. Publisher is Tsutaya Juzaburo (Koshodo).

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