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Ushiwaka reading a scroll of military strategy
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Ushiwaka reading a scroll of military strategy, 1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1441

Color print of a seated figure reading a scroll. The figure is in three-quarters view, wearing a small, black hat and a long robe in shades of green. There is a sword, partially covered in cloth, hanging behind the figure, and two scrolls that are tied neatly on the floor in front of the figure. Poem by Ganjōtei Shirataka.