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Maker(s):Totoya Hokkei
Culture:Japanese (1780-1850)
Title:Ki: Rochishin [Wood: Rochishin], from the series Suiko gogyo [Suiko and the Five Elements]
Date Made:ca. 1820
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 13 in x 9 15/16 in; 33 cm x 25.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 5/16 in x 7 3/16 in; 21.1 cm x 18.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto. upp. r.: [Japanese character, Suiko gogyo boku rochishin]; SIGNATURE: recto. lwr. l: [Japanese character, Go Hokkei]; INSCRIPTION: recto. upp. r.: [Japanese character, harukaze no chikara tameshiya isamashiku yanagi wo yusuru sakura no ka osho].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.16.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A shikishiban-size surimono print depicting a ferocious figure (the legendary Chinese monk Rochishin, or Lu Zhishen) with blue tatoo over his back and shoulders uprooting a willow tree. A shippei with an orange package wrapped on top and a silver sword can be seen.

Ukiyo-e; legends; figures; trees

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