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Takarabune kihan (Returning Sails of the Treasure Ship)
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    1764–1820
    active: Japan
  • Takarabune kihan (Returning Sails of the Treasure Ship), circa 1818, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Shunkyō hakkei (Eight Views of Spring)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1461
Description
Literature

Image of objects, including paper dolls, scissors, boxes, a miniature screen, and a woodblock print of a treasure ship. This print is a calendar, with the numbers of the long and short months hidden in the design on the screen. There is a brown and white rectangle in the bottom right quadrant with a red and green object on top. There are two female paper doll figures leaning against the box. There is a scissors with a tassel in front, a yellow box, and a piece of paper. There is calligraphy in the top left quadrant. Poems by Yomo Utagaki Magao, Shūchōdō Monoyana, Junjōtei Mizumori, and Taimairō Terushige.