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tortoise carrying rock symbolizing Mr. Hōrai
  • Nagayama Kōin
    1765–1849
    active: Japan
  • tortoise carrying rock symbolizing Mr. Hōrai, early 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 214 x 181 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1577
Description
Literature

Print of a tortoise walking toward the left side of the print, with a large rock on its back. There is calligraphy in the top left corner and right side of the print. Poems by Tsurunoya, Baien, and Horikawa Utanari.