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Sōjō Henjō (The Poet-Monk Sōjō Henjō)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Sōjō Henjō (The Poet-Monk Sōjō Henjō), mid 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū mitate rokkasen (Elegant Parody of the 6 [Immortal] Poets)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 253 x 181 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 15/16 x 7 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 258 x 181 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 15/16 x 7 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7627

Seated courtesan holding bolt of cloth in paper wrapper. Cartouche with portrait of the poet-monk Sōjō Henjō (816-890). Waka above by Kyōkaen. Signature announces name change from Kunisada to Toyokuni II.