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Maker(s):Utagawa Kuniyasu; Kagaya Kichiemon, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1794-1832); Japanese (active ca. 1815-1850)
Title:The Courtesan Hanaogi of Obiya Viewing the Moon from her Balcony ('Tsūzoku suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori')
Date Made:ca. 1830
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Place Made:Edo
Measurements:sheet: 15 1/4 in x 10 7/16 in ; 38.7 cm x 26.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.51
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

ōban, publisher: Kagaya Kichibei. From a series of beautiful women matched with the 108 heroes of Suikoden (Tsuzoku Suikoden Goketsu Hyakuhachinin No Hotori). Hanaogi represents the great general Xu Wu viewing the moon from a tower. Suikoden was the Japanese translation of a Ming novel about renegade Chinese heroes. A popular series by Kuniyoshi was the inspiration for this print.

nishiki-e; bijinga

nishiki-e; bijinga

women; sitting; kimonos; headdresses; interiors; landscapes; mountains; suns; text; trees; flowers; clouds

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