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Textile sample with design of "The Legend of Urushima Taro" depicting Taro, a fisherman, riding on the back of a tortoise on his way to a magical undersea kingdom, with the island of Urushima in the distance, in light and dark gray, blue, green, purple, brown and white, created by the yûzen...

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Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo to early Meiji era, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

26.0 x 40.3 cm (10 1/4 x 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.228

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles