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A Good Time for the First Boat Ride (Funenorizome yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

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Poem by Hyakkakai Umetatsu: Fune dashite/ kazemachigusa no/ niou koro/ muyai ni hikeru/ hatsugasumi kana Poem by Renkidô Kazumasu: Tatsu haru mo/ fune mo arata na/ ryôgoku no/ hashira goyomi ni/ mitaru norizome Poem by Kansadô Umekazu: Mikazuki no/ kasumi o kuguru/ kage to min/ hashima kogi dasu/ haru no hatsufune 百花魁梅竜 舟出して風まち草の匂ふころ むやひにひけるはつ霞かな  連き堂員益 たつ春も 舟もあらたな 両国の はしら 暦に見たる のりそめ  間左堂梅員 三日月の 霞をくゝる 影と見む はしま漕 出す春の はつふね

Signed

Hokkei 北渓

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1824 (Bunsei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #119; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #169

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1900

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, silver, and bronze on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints