Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kame no Kōrayoshi
    active circa early 1800s
    active: Japan
  • turtles, circa early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 100 x 120 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1576

Several turtles in the bottom left corner of the print are turned with their backs facing the viewer. There is calligraphy throughout the right side of the print. The poet, whose name means Tortise of Fine Shell, also designed the picture.