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Seiōbo (Hsi Wang Mu, the Taoist goddess)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Seiōbo (Hsi Wang Mu, the Taoist goddess), circa 1800–1805, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Byōbu issō no uchi (A Pair of Screens)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1620

Color print depicting two figures strolling. Both figures are wearing long robes, and the woman in the right side of the print is taller than the figure in the left side. The shorter figure is holding a long staff with a decorative fan at the top, which is green and peach-colored. There is a flowering branch in the background, in the left side of the print. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print. Poem by Fujimitei Takazumi.