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Samisen case covered with blue cloth
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Samisen case covered with blue cloth, circa mid 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 129 x 175 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 50 3/4 x 68 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1566

Color print of a black, rectangular samisen case covered with a blue cloth with white designs. There is a small strip of brown material in the bottom left corner of the print, and there is calligraphy throughout the left side and top of the print. Poems by Taki no Motoki (?) and Kanagaki Semmon.