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難波屋おきた
Okita of the Naniwa-ya Tea-house

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1790s
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1668
Not on view
Signature: Utamaro hitsu

Inscription: Poem:
Naniwaya no naniou yado wa yukikai ni ashi no ukaranu hito mo arajina.
[There is no passerby who does not feel his feet light, passing in front of the famous house called Naniwaya.]
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
Nagoya City Museum. "Ukiyo-e from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14, 1995–May 28, 1995.

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