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The Third Month (Yayoi), from the series Ashikaga Silk Hand-dyed in Purple: The Twelve Months (Ashikaga kinu tezome murasaki, Jûnikagetsu no uchi)

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Triptych: 00.1071 (right), 00.1072 (center), 17.3215.5 (left) MFA impressions: 00.997-9, 00.1071VR (00.1071, 00.1072, 17.3215.5), 11.45404 (left sheet only, creped)


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet); Kunihisa hojo (on left sheet only) 豊国画(年玉枠)、 国久補助


Censor's seal: Horse 10 No blockcutter's mark 午十

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G340-03, pl. 48


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1071, 00.1072, 17.3215.5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper