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Shōgatsu (New Years) scene: Peasant pulls out usu (mortar) from snow
  • Endō Taigaku
    early 1800s
    active: Japan
  • Shōgatsu (New Years) scene: Peasant pulls out usu (mortar) from snow, circa 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • (A Harimaze series)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 164 x 236 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 175 x 238 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 7/8 x 9 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7674
Description

Peasant pulls usu (mortar) out of snow. Pestle sits next to him as he prepares to pound mochi. Traditional New Year's activity.