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In this painting, a mischievous demon is depicted in priest’s garb begging for alms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Demon soliciting alms (Oni no nembutsu)
18th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.102
&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24
This is a collection of various flower studies in ink and color on paper. There is a variety of subjects ranging from ferns, Japanese morning glories, cherry blossoms, persimmons, and Japanese poppies. Some have no color and are outlined in black ink while others are completely colored in. Many of the drawings also have descriptions of the subject and are written in the traditional vertical form. The front page of the handscroll has blue ink coming from above and purple ink below in a cloud-like, mound-shaped two-layer design.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sketches of Flowers: 25 compositions
1695
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1962/2.31
A woman with a sword looks back to her left. Her right hand is hidden by her long sleeve, just above the sword handle. Her blue outer robe is partially removed and reveals a patterned red and blue robe beneath. The bottom of the outer robe has a spray of flowers, and a crest adorns the left sleeve. A lantern lights up the stage behind her.<br /><br />
Unidentified inscriptions.
Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Hanshirō IV as an Onnadate
1750 – 1799
Museum Purchase
1960/1.156
A man stands calmly looking to the left. He wears a formal sleeveless top (<em>kataginu</em>) and a matching, tan skirt (<em>hakama</em>). Underneath is an orange robe with white designs that match those on the skirt. He carries a sword at his side.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Iwa; Signed: Shun'ei ga
Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese (culture or style))
The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura): Sawamura Sōjūrō III as Enya Hangan
1770 – 1801
Museum Purchase
1960/1.159
A medium size, well potted jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. Inside is not totally glazed. On the body, pine, bamboo, and plum trees are finely painted with blue underglaze. Then a translucent glaze is applied, which turns into milky, white color. It has three floral decorations on the shoulder; the decoration is originated in functional elements of “ears” to which ropes were tied for transportation. The neck has a band of double lines and spray design of peony flowers and leaves. The rim of the neck is unglazed. The foot is unglazed; eye is glazed. Some imperfections of glaze are seen toward the bottom. Glaze is scraped off on one part. Many speckles on the surface.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Blue-and-white jar with floral and leaf design
1615 – 1643
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1964/1.99
A gold colored porcelain urn. Images are included on the sides.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Satsuma Urn
1867 – 1899
Gift of Mary Beth and Holger Petersen
2011/1.77
A tripod saki pitcher with a narrow spout that extends perpendicular from the base of the pitcher.
Hiroyuki Wakimoto (Japanese (culture or style))
Tripod Saki Pitcher
1980 – 2000
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
2012/1.266
A small ceramic bowl with a dark brown glaze creating horizontal banding and a light blue glaze dripping on top it, heavier on the top of the cup and less towards the bottom. The bottom is unglazed and the top has only a clear glaze, allowing the color of the pottery to show through.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Saki Cup
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew
2012/1.259
White ceramic teapot with a thin black handle and lid. There are patterns of blue flowers on the pot and lid. Patterns of green stems on one side of the pot.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Small Teapot
1900 – 1932
Gift of Ann Holmes
2013/1.318A&B
Small elongated vase with a slim body and narrow neck. Neck is a shiny brown glaze. The lower half is white with blue circular designs.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Small Sake Tokuri or Vase
1867 – 1932
Gift of Ann Holmes
2013/1.332
A vase made of slab on wheel with long bottom and a circular opening at the top. Dark brown with ribbing/striped pattern on the upper half, chatter marks on upper 3"; rolled lip and a greenish brown semi-gloss glaze.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Large Storage Jar
1900 – 1932
Gift of Ann Holmes
2013/1.338
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