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Hotei gazing up at the Moon
  • Hanabusa Itchō
    born: Osaka, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Hotei gazing up at the Moon, circa 1709–1724, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 97.6 x 13.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 38 3/8 x 5 1/4 in
    Mount Dimensions: 62 x 6 1/2 in
    Roller Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 1 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0041
Label Text

Long vertical piece with a small figure of Hotei at the bottom, gazing up at the moon at the very top of the composition. He has his hands together and pointed towards the sky.