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Meoto Iwa 夫婦岩 (The Wedded Rocks)
  • Ganku
    1749 or 1756–1838
    born: Kanazawa, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Meoto Iwa 夫婦岩 (The Wedded Rocks), late 1700s–early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on paper (with box)
  • Mount Dimensions: 165.8 x 42.8 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 65 1/4 x 16 7/8 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0599
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The scroll depicts Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks), located off the beach near Futami Okitama Shrine. The two rocks are connected by a rope rendered by ink washes. Inscriptions are written underneath the two rocks. In the distance, the sun is about to sink.