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Chickens (Niwatori) and Bunting (Hôjiro), from the album Momo chidori kyôka awase (Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition)

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Volume 1, picture 8. Poems by Yadoya no Meshimori (for the chickens) and Ashibeta Tazumaru (for the bunting). The artist and publisher are identified on the final page of the album, 21.6604a. The complete, intact album: 2005.119.1-2 and 2008.344.1-2.


(this page unsigned)


January 1917, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1790 (Kansei 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #475.8


Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 39.1 cm (10 1/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper