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A Good Time to Harden One's Teeth (Hagatame yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1895, 53.2727 Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 218.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Kagamimochi/ kasumi otoko no/ hagatame ni/ kuikaita yô na/ haru no mikazuki Poem by Garyûen: Kinô made/ midareshi kami o/ tori agaru/ shiwasu onna no/ kushi no hagatame 鏡もちかすみ 男の歯固に くいかいたような 春の三日月  青陽敢梅世 きのうまで みだれし 髪をとり ぐる しあわせ女の 櫛の歯固  臥竜園

Signed

Hokkei 北渓

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1824 (Bunsei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #91; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #122; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #162

Dimensions

Shikishiban

Accession Number

00.1895

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints