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Ubenahi (Agreement)
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Ubenahi (Agreement), 1831, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kogentei jūhachi bantsuzuki (Eighteen Pictures for the Staircase of Ancient Words)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1445

Color print of seven figures in a fishing boat. A man seated in the back of the boat, in the left side of the image, is holding a long pole which he is using to steer the boat. Several other boats are visible in the distance, and there are kites flying in the sky. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the print. Poems by Mammanzai Managa and Hamatsutei Metsumi.