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Taiheiraku (The Dance of Peace)
  • Nishikawa Chiharu
    active: Japan
  • Taiheiraku (The Dance of Peace), circa mid 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • from an untitled series of Gagaku dancers
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1510

Color print of a man in an elaborate costume and holding a sword in each hand. He is holding a large fish under his proper left arm, and there is a long piece of red fabric extended behind him on the ground. There is a long, thin pole cutting diagonally across the bottom right corner of the print, and there is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.