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Maker(s):Shibata Zeshin
Culture:Japanese (1807-1891)
Title:[Untitled] The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) in their Treasure Ship (Takarabune)
Date Made:1887
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:overall: 9 9/16 in x 9 15/16 in; 24.3 cm x 25.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.188
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) arriving aboard their Treasure Ship (Takarabune) on New Year's morning on a choppy sea, looking a bit queasy and seasick. A crane flies in front of the rising sun while a thousand-year-old tortoise (minogame) tries to climb aboard. One poem. Signed hachijŇęsai Zeshin with Shin seal.

Tags:
animals; birds; boats; deities; figures; folklore; religion; seas; suns; text; writing

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