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Ushiwaka and Sōjōbō
  • Yashima Gakutei
    circa 1786–1868, active 1815–1852
    active: Japan
  • Ushiwaka and Sōjōbō, 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Utsunomiya Kasagi-ren (The Kasagi Circle of Utsunomiya)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 212 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 83 7/16 x 74 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1542
Label Text

Color print of a woman and old man in an outdoor setting, at night. The man is standing in the left side of the print, and wearing a long red robe and small green hat. The woman is kneeling before him in the right side of the print, and she is wearing a green, patterned robe. There are green, leafy plants behind the two figures, and there is a full moon in the sky, in the top right corner of the print. There is calligraphy written inside the moon. Poems by Bensūsha Mazukage Masago, Andarō Horikawa Sōroku, Kofukutei Okada Minoru and Benbenkan.