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Spirit of Sakura Sogoro haunting Hotta Kozuke
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, artist
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
    Hayashiiya Shogoro, publisher
    active: Japan
  • Spirit of Sakura Sogoro haunting Hotta Kozuke, circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 374.7 x 250.8 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 36 1/4 x 1 in
    Weight: 7 lbs
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.006.a,b,c
Label Text

Three prints in a triptych. Central Samurai figure with sword in right hand and covered with snakes, wears gray, tan and black robes. Seated in left and right sections are three women each, invarious stages of decay. In left and right panels a blue ghost is flying above the women. One gray ghost stands between the left and center panels. The floor is green, the walls are covered with gray screens that have black frames. The top section is yellow with wreaths of flowers.