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lacquer letter box, letter and Adonis flowers
  • Kubo Shumman
    1757–1820
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • lacquer letter box, letter and Adonis flowers, late 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tosa nikki (The Tosa Diary)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1519
Description
Literature

Color print of a small, rectangular box, the lid resting horizontally on top of the box. It is brown and decorated with a green vine pattern. There is a teacup in the right side of the print, inside of which there is a small yellow blossom. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print. Poems by Bunbunsha and another poet.