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page from volume two of three volumes of everyday scenes
  • Japan
  • page from volume two of three volumes of everyday scenes, circa 1740–1759, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2041.g
Description

Scene with seven figures. The figure at bottom center is carrying a paper lamp and is seen from behind. There are two figures at center right, one with a pole on his shoulder. They both wear matching outfits with a striped belt and black socks. A figure in the center carries a box with a floral pattern on a stick. Another male figure carries a paper lantern at center left. There are two figures looking out a window at upper left and calligraphy in the top right corner.