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和歌三神図
Honoring the Three Gods of Poetry: Women Composing Poems

Artist:
Chōbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1792
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); W. 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914
Accession Number:
JP948
Not on view
A group of ladies in elegant kimono and their attendants compose poetry at a New Year’s poetry gathering. In the alcove of the leftmost print are imaginary portraits of the Three Gods of Japanese Poetry (Waka sanjin), namely Sumiyoshi, Tamatsushima, and Kakinomoto no Hitomaro.
Signature: Eishi ga
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