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three shōjō playing beside Edo Bay
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu
    born: Yanagawa, Japan ; active: Japan
  • three shōjō playing beside Edo Bay, circa 1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7568

Horizontal composition of three figures in elaborate costume. Figure at left drinks from a shallow bowl, figure at center dances, figure at right plays a wind instrument. Large barrel at right filled with liquid, bonsai tree at center. Ships and landscape in distance, background. Text and seal at far right. Bottom half of composition is text, printed in reverse of text.