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hachigatsu (The Eighth Month)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • hachigatsu (The Eighth 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 235 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 360 x 235 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0062.08
Label Text

A woman carries a Buddhist staff and rosary in her left hand and holds a fan with the character “niwaka” in her right hand. She wears a black kimono with the pattern of a dragon. In the background is the moon and a stage performance on the street. A lantern with phonetic pronunciation of niwaka is hanging in the background.