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Segawa Kikunojō V drawing sword
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Segawa Kikunojō V drawing sword, circa 1823, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 209 x 178 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 1/4 x 70 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in matted with 0000.1479
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1492

Color print of a woman standing in an outdoor setting, holding a sword. There is a wooden stick touching her proper right shoulder, coming from the top left corner of the print. She is wearing a long, multi-colored robe in shades of orange and brown. There is grass in the background, and a treetrunk in the right side of the print. There is calligraphy in the top of the print. Poems by Mitsunoya Hoshimaro and Kōeisha Michio.