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Ōiko and Fan Kuai
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ōiko and Fan Kuai, 1820, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Soramitsuya-ren wakan buyū awase: Sanban no uchi (Japan and China in Contests of Bravery) (Japanese and Chinese Heroes for the Soramitsuya Circle: A Series of Three)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 214 x 185 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 84 1/4 x 72 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in matted wtih 0000.1398
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1579

Color print of a woman pouring liquid from a large container, into a shallow bowl which is being held by a man seated on the ground. There is a screen decorated at the top with a floral design, behind the woman in the left side of the print. Behind the screen branches of a flowering tree are visible. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the print. Poems by Soramitsuya Maeda, Haru no Hajime, and Suginoya Mieda.