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Tea Ceremony (No. 17 and 18)
  • Adachi Ginkō
    active 1874–1897
    active: Japan
  • Tea Ceremony (No. 17 and 18), circa late 1870s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Shōgaku joreishiki zukai (Illustrations of instructions in women's etiquette)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 372 x 249 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Fina C. Ott
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0163
Label Text

Two half-block prints on one sheet. The top image is of three female figures in an interior setting. Two of the woman are seated on the ground by trays and the other woman is standing. Upper print shows the tasting of tea, one seated figure holding tea cup, other is anticipating cup. There are potted plants against the back wall and a mural of mountains. The bottom image is of four female figures in an interior setting. All of the women are seated on the floor. Lower image, the process of how water is drawn from the kettle, teacher shows while students watch.