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kite of the strong man, Asaina
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    active: Japan
  • kite of the strong man, Asaina, circa 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 154 x 197 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 60 5/8 x 77 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1466

Color print of a kite that is in the shape of a man wearing a printed robe. The kite is stading up in the right side of the image, and it is connected to a thin rope that is rolled around a handle. There is calligraphy in the left side of the image. Poems by Sumuro Morozane and Fumi no Tayori.