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Poet Tōru Daijin viewing moon in his garden
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Poet Tōru Daijin viewing moon in his garden, mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 500 x 225 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 11/16 x 8 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4014
Description

Color print depicting three figures standing in a landscape setting. There are tree branches in the foreground, and The figures are all wearing floor-length robes and standing on a green patch of land in the middle ground. There is water around these patches of green earth, and there is a tree in the background. There is a green mountain further in the background, surrounded by pink water. The sky is blue and there is a thin, crescent moon in the top of the print. There is calligraphy in a rectangle in the top left corner of the print.