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Maker(s):Suzuki Harunobu
Culture:Japanese (1724-1770)
Title:Koyo o Taku Onna [Woman Burning Maple Leaves]
Date Made:1765 (Meiwa 2)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 11 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 28.3 cm x 20.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscriptions.
Accession Number:  MH 1973.254.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical chuban size, nishiki-e, calendar print. A woman dressed as a palace servant (with tall hat), tending a fire of maple leaves blazing in a hanging iron basket, turns to receive a tanazku poem offered to her by another woman beyond the garden fence. The calendar information is inscribed on the poem slip.

figures; women; courts; poetry; autumn; seasons; calendars

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