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book illustration
  • Japan
  • book illustration, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2210.i
Description

Color print depicting a group of figures in the top of the print, and two women strolling in the bottom of the print. One of the women is holding a long, flowering branch. There are trees in the top left side of the print and the right side of the print. There are patterned pieces of fabric tied to each of these trees, hung between the strolling women and the group of figures. These figures are seated on a large red piece of fabric, and there is a woman standing and dancing, while a woman in the top left corner of the print is seated and playing the samisen. There are men seated in the right side of the print, and clapping. There are pink blossoms throughout the top of the print.