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A Good Time to Put on New Clothes (Kisohajime yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

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Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 221; and Polster & Marks 1980, p. 187.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûsuitei Sodezumi: Hito yori mo/ kesa ichi hayaku/ murasaki no/ kasumi ki somuru/ haru no yamahime Poem by Senryûtei of Sendai: Kisomenuru/ kasumi no kinu mo/ nuihaku no/ kinshi ya hikaru/ michinoku no yama 柳水亭袖住 人よりもけさいち 早く紫の霞着 そむる春の山姫  千柳亭 着そめぬる 霞のきぬも 縫箔の 金糸やひかる みちのくの山

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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), #93; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #120; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #158a, b; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 189

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.4 x 18 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1906

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints