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Hikizome yoshi (A Good Day to Start Playing the Samisen)
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Hikizome yoshi (A Good Day to Start Playing the Samisen), 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Hanazono bantsuzuki (A Set for the Hanazono Group)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 206 x 180 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 81 1/8 x 70 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1421

Color print of a woman seated in an interior with a samisen. She is wearing an orange robe with a print of large white blossoms. There is a potted plant in the left side of the image, and there is calligraphy in the top of the image. Poems by Jinjōtei and Shōchitei Enson.