Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Yuya, 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Hanazono yōkyoku bantsuzuki (Nō Plays for the Hanazono Group)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1440

Color print of two figures in an interior. The figure in the left side of the image is seated in front a figure playing a koto. The figures are both wearing long, printed robes, and the figure playing the koto has long, dark hair that is tied back. The seated figure is wearing a small, green hat, and seated on a small bench. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the image. Poem by Seiyōkan Umeyo.