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Kin hayabusa (Yellow Rose of Sharon and Peregrine Falcon)
  • Kōno Bairei
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan
  • Kin hayabusa (Yellow Rose of Sharon and Peregrine Falcon), 1883, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Bairei kach gafu (An Album of Bird and Flower Pictures by Baieri)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 369 x 242 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0019

A branch with large yellow flowers (rose of sharons (okin)), green leaves and small, blue flowers (peregrine (hayabusa)), runs diagonally across the print. A large bluish-gray and white bird holds a small brown bird in his claws. The fifth plate from the autumn series. The print is also numbered 1074 in the lower left corner. The text describes the bird and flower portrayed. Stylized archaic dragon border.