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Oni ni kanabō (An Iron Staff Against a Devil)
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    active: Japan
  • Oni ni kanabō (An Iron Staff Against a Devil), mid 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Untitled series illustrating proverbs
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 144 x 190 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 56 11/16 x 74 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1457

A plaque inscribe "happiness" and a hanging scroll with 100 formes of the character for "longevity" to attract good fortune and drive devils away. Poems by Chokyūtei Nodoka and Shōchikutei Bai ... (last character unread.)