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page from an unidentified picture book
  • Japan
  • page from an unidentified picture book, circa 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2043.ab
Description

Print depicting a man, a woman, and two children. The man's back is turned to the viewer and he is standing in the top of the print, next to a small tree. The woman is kneeling on the ground and looking toward the right side of the print. She is wearing a long, printed robe. The child in the right side of the print is wearing a peach-colored robe and holding a paddle in his proper right hand. The child in the left side of the print is holding a very large kite, which is made of thin boards covered in cloth, and which has many string attachments.