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Sake o mairu (Drinking Sake in Turns)
  • Isoda Koryūsai
    active: Japan
  • Sake o mairu (Drinking Sake in Turns), mid 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 244 x 376 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/8 x 14 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 376 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7865

Group of 3 men and 3 women in leisurely poses. Pine and plum kizai to left center indicate new year. Apart from food, sake, man in center forces woman to take part in traditional ritual, where two take turns to drink from same cup.