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fish-shaped roof tile
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • fish-shaped roof tile, circa early 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1446

Color print of the edge of a roof tile that is in the shape of a fish, biting the edge of the roof. The tail of the fish is in the air, and a treetop is visible in the background. There is calligraphy in the left side of the image. Poem by Sōsekitei Kononushi.