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Sakura-gari
桜狩
Cherry Blossom Viewing

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1764–70
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2771
Not on view
A young couple stands under a blossoming cherry tree, surprised by a spring shower indicated by slashing gray lines. A waka poem is inscribed in the cloud at the top of the print:
Drenched in rain, we can take
shelter beneath the blossoms.
Signature: Harunobu ga

Marking: Seal: Wakai Oyaji
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