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Symbols of Good Fortune for the Ichikawa Lineage: A Lobster in the Shape of the Treasure Boat (Takarabune)

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MFA impressions: 00.1682, 11.38841 A related design: 00.1674 Made to commemorate the name change of Ichikawa Danjûrô VII to Ebizô V and his son, the former Ebizô, to Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII.

Inscription

Poems by Hakuen (Danjûrô VII) and Mimasu (Danjûrô VIII).

Signed

Godaime [i.e. fifth-generation head of the Torii school] Kiyomitsu 五代目清満

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month

Dimensions

Horizontal double ôban; 41.5 x 57.7 cm (16 5/16 x 22 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1682

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints