Statue of the Bodhisattva Fugen (Fugenzō)

Kitagawa Utamaro Japanese

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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.

Statue of the Bodhisattva Fugen (Fugenzō), Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806), Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper, Japan

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