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Eight Interior Views of the Palace in Kanazawa (Kanazawa no gosho zashiki hakkei): Actors Segawa Kikunojô I as Kajiwara's Wife Shizuya and Sanjô Kantarô II as Mankô, the Widow of Kawazu

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Okumura Toshinobu hitsu


June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; 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, 1733 (Kyôhô 18), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 94, fig. 63; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1985; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 37


Hosoban; 31.7 x 15.6 cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa