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Ōiko and Fan Kuai
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ōiko and Fan Kuai, circa 1820, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Soramitsuya-ren wakan buyū awase: Sanban no uchi (Japan and China in Contests of Bravery) (Japanese and Chinese Heroes for the Soramitsuya Circle: A Series of Three)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in matted with 0000.1579
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1398
Description
Literature

Color print of a woman standing in the center of the print, holding a large container and pouring liquid into a shallow, rust-colored bowl that is being held by another figure. There is a blossoming tree behind the woman, in the top left corner of the image. There is one more figure kneeling on the ground in front of the woman. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the image. Poems by Soramitsuya Maeda, Haru no Hajime, and Suginoya Mieda.