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badger and rabbit
  • Kita Busei
    active: Japan
  • badger and rabbit, 1831, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 202 x 182 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 79 1/2 x 71 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1569
Label Text

Color print of two human-like rabbits and a boat. The white rabbit, in the left side of the print, is wearing a red robe and hammering a wooden stake into the boat. A brown rabbit is standing in the right side of the print and wearing a blue robe, and watching the white rabbit. Thre is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print. Poem by Tatekawa Emba II.