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Daikoku lifting a rice bale
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Daikoku lifting a rice bale, 1825, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 212 x 183 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 83 7/16 x 72 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1394

Image of an old man lying on his back holding a bail or basket, a drum, and a chicken on his feet. He is wearing a red robe with a black pattern and light gray pants. He has a brown hat. Behind him are two more bails or baskets with a chicken and two chicks. The drum has three swirls on the top, blue around the middle. And two red handles. There is calligraphy on the left. Poems by Yomo Utagaki Magao and Denkakutei Yoneji.