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The Waitress Oyoshi of the Yamato Tea Shop
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • The Waitress Oyoshi of the Yamato Tea Shop, late 1760s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 274 x 202 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/4 x 7 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 286 x 213 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7579
Label Text

Oyoshi preparing cup of tea and is about to scoop hot water out of the cauldron (kama). Sign of shop at UL corner, "Yameto cha". Extensive use of karasuri, kirimonderji on wall, the class-bound pattern on the sushi ware, etc.