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jūnigatsu (The Twelfth Month)
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • jūnigatsu (The Twelfth 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
  • 2007.0062.12
Label Text

A woman wears heavy robes and a scarf on her head. She appears to stand in front of a Buddhist altar. The architecture and the altarpiece occupy the whole background. A red guardian figure can be seen behind the green fence. The guardians are usually in pair, standing at the two sides of the temple gate.