Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Do (Earth)
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Do (Earth), 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Suiko gogyō (The Five Elements and the Suikoden)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 211 x 182 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 83 1/16 x 71 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1417
Label Text

Color print of a man seated in an interior, painting calligraphy onto a scroll in the right side of the image. There is calligraphy along the left side of the image, and in the top right and bottom right corners. The man is dressed in layers of elaborate robes in shades of green, black, and red. Poems by Kagendō Tsugiho and Seiyōkan Umeyo.