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waitress and yamabuki flowers
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu
    born: Yanagawa, Japan ; active: Japan
  • waitress and yamabuki flowers, circa 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sanganotsu meisho hana (Flowers at Famous Places in the Three Capitals)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7675

Surimono print of a waitress. Woman at center of composition carries a cup of tea. She is dressed in layers of elaborate kimono. Behind her stretching to the center right is a half wall, with a table in front of it. A tree is in the background. Text fills the top half of the composition at the right and left. Poems by Sairaikyo and Kinjuen Futaki.