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poetess Ono no Komachi
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • poetess Ono no Komachi, early 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1561

Color print of a woman wearing many layers of printed robes in shades of red and green. She has long, dark hair which falls behind her shoulders, and she is looking toward the bottom left corner of the print. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print. Poem by Gorōdai Toshiyori.