Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper
Overall: 10 1/16 × 7 5/16 in. (25.6 × 18.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
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.
Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)Date: probably 1789Medium: Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style); ink, color, mica, and gold-leaf on paperAccession: 2013.897On view in:Not on view