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Young woman walking in the snow
  • Kitagawa Utamaro II
    active circa early 1800s–1831
    active: Japan
  • Young woman walking in the snow, circa 1810, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2328

Woman walking with umbrella in windy conditions. Umbrella fills top quarter of background, she turns her head away from the wind in the direction of the viewer. Her kimono is peach colored with flowers at the bottom edge, and a red diamond-patterned obi (belt). The wind blows the bottom of her kimono open to expose her ankles and her raised black sandals.