MFA impressions: 11.19418, 21.5496 The series title refers to a collection of humorous poems issued annually from 1765 on by Karai Senryû (1719-1790) and his followers.
Poem: Koshi obi o/ shimeru to koshi wa/ ikite kuru 腰帯をしめると腰は生きてくる
Kiyonaga ga 清長画
August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
- Artist Torii Kiyonaga, Japanese, 1752–1815
Hirano 1939, #0723; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #236.2, and pl. 134
Vertical chûban; 24.8 x 18.6 cm (9 3/4 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper