Drum with Stand, Sho (A Kind of Mouth Organ) and Helmet on the Stage for Bugaku Dance
Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
5 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (13.7 x 18.4 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
The design of this surimono, a sumptuous print commissioned by one of the poetry clubs that flourished in the urban society of early-nineteenth-century Edo, uses the accoutrements of a Bugaku performance as auspicious imagery for a New Year's greeting.