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ichigatsu (The First Month)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • ichigatsu (The First Month), 1890, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Nenju gyoji (Calendar of Eastern Customs)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 360 x 234 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 9 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 360 x 234 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 9 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0062.01
Label Text

A woman wears a blue-grayish kimono with the pattern of cherry blossom. She holds a battledore (hagoita 羽子板) and a shuttlecock (hane 羽根) for the game hanetsuki (羽根突き), a traditional game for girls to play for the New Year celebration. Two kites in the shape of a butterfly and in a rectangular shape with the character of dragon respectively are visible in the sky.