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Katsuragi playing shakuhachi
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Katsuragi playing shakuhachi, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yoshiwara bijin awase (Comparison of Yoshiwara Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2899
Label Text

Color print depicting a woman kneeling on the floor and playing a musical instrument resembling a clarinet, that appears to be made of bamboo. The woman is holding the instrument with both hands, and she is wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated in shades of pink and green. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print.