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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760-1849)
Title:[Women visiting famous cherry tree], from vol. 1 of the book Ehon Kyoka Yama Mata Yama [Picture Book of Mountain Verse]
Date Made:1803-1804
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 7 1/2 in x 12 3/8 in; 19 cm x 31.4 cm; Sheet: 7 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in; 18.3 cm x 31 cm; Image: 6 11/16 in x 12 in; 17 cm x 30.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Sakura hata]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.9
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Picture book double pages. Two courtesans at the site of a famous cherry tree with a man leading in the front and another man sweeping the ground to the right. The cherry tree stands at the center, surrounded by fences and a small torii gate to the left. Inscriptions by Oharatei Tanbo originally in the top section of the pages were trimmed. Publisher should be Tsutaya Juzaburo (1750-1797).

Ukiyo-e; books; illustrations; landscapes; flowers; trees; Shinto; courtesans

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