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The God Ebisu Walking with a Young Woman in the Snow

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MFA impressions: 17.1447, 21.8426, 52.951 Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 403; and Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 437.


Poem by Nomichi no Kisanji: Yuki gomori/ Benten tayû/ hikitsurete/ Ebisu no miya e/ tomo ni au hi wa


Toyohiro ga 豊広画


Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; 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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #283 (copy); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 439


Shikishiban; 21.4 x 18.5 cm (8 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper