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Jo and Uba beneath Takasago pine at sunrise on New Year's Day
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Jo and Uba beneath Takasago pine at sunrise on New Year's Day, 1790s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 185 x 395 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 1/4 x 15 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 269 x 395 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 9/16 x 15 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7793
Description

Uba standing with broom, Jō sitting with rake, at L the dawn of the New Year, long life symbols include pine, cranes, and turtles. Embossed (karazumi) details.