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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760–1849)
Title:The Fifth Month: A Dashing Sanbasō Dance Play (Gogatsu no bu, Sanbasō no shosa date) from an untitled series of Niwaka festival dances representing the Twelve Months
Date Made:ca. 1793
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 9/16 in x 6 in ; 21.8 cm x 15.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.56
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Three male kyōgen dancers depicting three men wrestling at a brothel.

dance; performances; theater; festivals; calligraphy; costume; acting

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