Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

book cart
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • book cart, circa late 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Bumbu niban (The Literary and Martial Arts)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1601

Color print of a black and gold cart that is filled with books. The cart has a small wheel in the bottom right corner of the print, and there is a decoration hanging from the top of the cart, in the left side of the print. There is a turtle on the top of the cart, and there is calligraphy throughout the top of the print. Poems by Fukubeno Komando, Fukusuien Kiyondo, and Fukujindō Funanari.