Identification and Creation
Object Number
1933.4.1770
People
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎, Japanese (1760 - 1849)
Title
The Dry-Shallows Shell (Minasegai), from the series The Poetry-Shell Matching Game of the Genroku Era (Genroku kasen kai awase)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print, surimono
Date
1821
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/207996
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper
Dimensions
Shikishiban: H. 19.9 cm x 17.9 cm (7 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Getchi rōjin Iitsu hitsu
  • inscription: Yamabuki ni koe aru mizu no tamagashiwa korogashi idete kawazu nakunari (There are voices in the yamabuki flowers; boulder in the water tumbles over and frogs cry out) - Tsuru [no] Hinako
    Mimachi kara nagusami gatera sebumi shite kasumi no umi ni hitoni asoban (Waiting for the snake: to beguile the time, I wade through the shallows of the sea of mist and enjoy the day) - Yomo Utagaki Magao
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
1933.4.1770
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Commissioned by the Yomogawa poetry group.
Exhibition History

Japan on Paper, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/25/2019 - 08/11/2019

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