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普賢像
Statue of the Bodhisattva Fugen (Fugenzō)

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1790, third month
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/16 × 7 5/16 in. (25.6 × 18.5 cm)
Classification:
Illustrated Books
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JIB49
Not on view
This book is the flowers volume from Utamaro's series on the theme of snow, moon, and flowers. All ninety-four kyōka poems in the book have to do with cherry blossoms. This illustration shows Gotenyama, a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms south of the capital, Edo.
Signature: Kitagawa Utamaro ga

Inscription: Cherry month, March 1790
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Mighty Kano School: Orthodoxy and Iconoclasm," December 18, 2004–June 5, 2005.

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