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Maker(s):Torii Kiyotada I
Culture:Japanese (active 1720-1750)
Title:Ebusi and Daikoku
Date Made:ca. 1715
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 16 1/16 in x 20 in; 40.8 cm x 50.8 cm; Mount: 16 1/16 in x 20 in; 40.8 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet: 9 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in; 23.2 cm x 31.7 cm; Image: 8 3/4 in x 12 in; 22.2 cm x 30.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Torii Kiyotada]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.316.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Ebisu and Daikoku, two of the seven Gods of Good Luck . Ebisu, patron of fishermen rides upon a sea bream (tai) holding his proverbial fishing rod; Daiku, father of Ebisu and God of wealth rides upon his companion rat.

animals; legends; deities; agriculture; water

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