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The deity Zao Gongen
  • Tōshū
    active circa 1805
    active: Japan
  • The deity Zao Gongen, circa 1805, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Untitled series of Nō plays
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1597

Color print of a woman standing in front of a small, rectangular platform, upon which there is a decoration of cranes. There are two small trees behind the platform, covered with small pink blossoms. The woman is wearing a long, printed robe, a red scarf over her head, and there is calligraphy throughout the top of the print. Poem by Aitei Katazumi.