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Men'uchi (Mask Carver)
  • Hishikawa Sōri
    active 1790–1810
    active: Japan
  • Men'uchi (Mask Carver), 1803, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Shokunin sanjūrokuban (Thirty-six Workman)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1405
Description
Literature

Two figures with calligraphy to their left. There is a woman to the left wearing a pink kimono with a green piece of fabric around her waist. She is holding a mask in front of her face and looks right. The man to her right is wearing a kimono that is predominately green on top and yellow and green on the bottom .He has a maroon piece of fabric around his waist. Poem by Wakaya Akekaze.