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Maker(s):Shibata Zeshin
Culture:Japanese (1807-1891)
Title:Haikai surimono with Otafuku (Ofuku, Okame) mask
Date Made:1872, Meiji 5, Monkey Year
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 11 in x 8 1/4 in ; 27.9 cm x 21.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.105
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Spring verses by sixteen haikai poets next to design of back of Otafuku (much good fortune) mask on red background with purple cord. Signed Zeshin with Tairyūkyo seal. Dated mizunoue saru, Monkey Year.

masks; text; poetry

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