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Hotei with Karako Children
  • Hanabusa Itchō
    born: Osaka, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Hotei with Karako Children, late 1600s–early 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25 x 10 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 3 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0042

Hotei is crossing a stream with a staff in his hand and fan hanging by his side. On his shoulders is a young child and on his right is a young boy who is also crossing the stream. There are reeds/grasses in the foreground and middle ground which gives a sense of setting.