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Aki
風俗四季歌仙 立秋
First Day of Autumn (Risshu)

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1865
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11 × 8 in. (27.9 × 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
JP1274
Not on view
In old Japan, autumn comprised the seventh, eighth, and ninth months of the lunar calendar. The print shows a woman in the blue-and-white striped "yukata" and a girl looking through the open "shoji" at the right, where bamboo and poem-slip decorations for the Tanabata Festival (seventh day of the seventh month) are seen above the housetops. The lantern hanging outside the "shoji" is also a Tanabata decoration.
Signature: Suzuki Harunobu ga
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