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Maker(s):Keisai Eisen
Culture:Japanese (1790-1848)
Title:Shonin mise no hanjo [The Prosperity of Merchant Show], from the series Tosei Meibutsu Kanoko [Modern Specialties and Dyed Fabrics]
Date Made:ca. 1835-1843
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 16 15/16 in x 11 7/8 in; 43 cm x 30.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 15 5/8 in x 10 11/16 in; 39.7 cm x 27.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Keisai / Eisen ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tosei meibutsu kanoko]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (white): [Japanese character, Shonin / mise / no hanjo]; SEAL: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hei].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.48.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A vertical print showing a woman in blue kimono going up to a rooftop laundry platform to hand out (or collect) a kimono. A pot of iris to the right.

Ukiyo-e; women; kimonos; flowers; rooftops

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