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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 figure is sitting on a lotus-shaped pedestal, which is itself placed on an hexagonal pedestal. The figure wears a drape hanging from the left shoulder and covering the bottom. The arms are placed in front; right hand holding the left index finger. The facial expression is calm; the two eyes looking down; a dot on the forehead. Two elongated ears. A tall crown on the head. The two halos are on the back of the figure; one behind the head and other behind the torso. Two halos are surrounded by an oval-shaped dais. The statue and pedestals are guilded with gold; some polychrome remnants.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Vairocana Buddha (Japanese, Dainichi Nyorai)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/2.59.1
Black silk damask with interwoven paulownia pattern; plum blossoms embroidered in solver, gold, and gunmetal gray metallic threads, and persimmon, brown, and black silk threads.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Black Nagoya-style obi in sateen weave (shusu) with embroidered plum blossom designs
1930 – 1950
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.331
Black silk leno weave (gauze) fukuro obi; floral medallion patterns woven in lacquered red, gold-coated paper (kinran). and a synthetic turquoise metal-coated paper.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Black silk gauze fukuro obi with large woven floral 'hosoge' medallions
1960 – 1980
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.334
Black plain-weave satin with appliqued patches in abstract geometric shapes, with woven floral, geometric, and landscape designs.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Black Nagoya-style obi with appliquéd pathces woven in varied designs
1930 – 1950
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.341
Black pain-weave satin interwoven with silk threads in light purple, rust, coral, maize, chartreuse, red, white, and ultramarine, and metallic threads in three shades of gold.  The hexagonal shapes are definied by a weft of gold-coated paper (kinran) in pale greenish gold; the gold threads used in the medallions are wrapped.  Inside each medallion is a phoenix design among a floral scroll.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Maru obi with woven designs of hexagonal medallions with phoenixes among floral scrolls
1933 – 1966
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.345
White silk hand tie-dyed with dark indigo, in two techniques: makiage shibori and kanako shibori.  Cream or pale peach-colored plain weave silk lining.  Cord silver and white braided silk (kumihimo)
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Dark indigo shibori haori
1960 – 1980
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.347
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