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Determining [Good and Bad Luck According to] the Great Monad [the North Star], in the Manner of Abe Seimei (Seimei ryû Taichi [=Taiitsu] jôbun no koto)

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Fortune-telling according to the beliefs of Onmyôdô (Yin-yang divination), a Japanese version of Taoist magic, whose most famous practitioner was the Heian-period court astrologer Abe Seimei.

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Provenance

Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright, as part of Kacho Lot; 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.6 cm (14 5/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9601

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints