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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.1799
People
Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎, Japanese (1760 - 1849)
Title
Dandelions for the New Year
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print, surimono
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/207576
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper
Dimensions
Paper: H. 21.0 cm x W. 18.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
1933
Object Number
1933.4.1799
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A pair of silvery shears lie beside a blue and white porcelain bowl upon the edge of which hangs a dandelion plant and another lies on the floor. A small nail file is in the background.
Commentary
Poem by Shinshotei Shigenari 森松亭繁成:
“With carefully manicured hands and pure thoughts, grasses of seven different kinds are picked from the field for the New Year table.”
Publication History

Edythe Polster and Alfred H. Marks, Surimono: Prints by Elbow, Lovejoy Press (Washington D.C., 1980), p. 249

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