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Eawase (A picture contest)
  • Japan
  • Eawase (A picture contest), 1837, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1511
Description
Literature

Color print of a scene of several figures seated in a garden, surrounded by a tall fence. The scene is depicted from a high vantage point, and there are thick, green clouds around the border of the print. The figures in the garden are painting birds onto large, white sheets. There is a blue and white square in the top right corner of the print, filled with calligraphy. Poems by Shūchōdō and Rokujuan Fukumaro.