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Two partially clothed men wade in the water in front of a waterfall. The man on the right holds a wooden placquard with both hands. The man on the left stands further back. Water sprays over his shoulders while he rings a bell with his right hand. The man on the right has elaborately tatooed arms.<br /><br />
This is the center portion of a triptych.<br /><br />
To, Enhiko (Publisher's seal); i 3 aratame (Censor's seal); Toyokuni hitsu (Signature)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Praying for Hits in the Waterfall of Answered Prayers: Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I and Bandō Hikosaburō V
Gift of Pearl Sellards
This print illustrates a scene in a jôruri play based on history.  Ishidômaru is the childhood name of a figure better known to history as Kûkai, the early 9th-century founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism in Japan. In this scene, the child Ishidômaru has come to the remote mountain of Mt. Kôya in search of his father, a warrior who had taken the tonsure. When the two finally met, the father refused to recognize his son. The rejection of family ties was one of the basic tenets of monastic life in Buddhism.
Andō Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Kokon Jôruri zukushi series: 'Ishidômaru' (Kûkai as a child)
1835 – 1845
Gift of Pearl Sellards

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
River-Opening Ceremony at Ryôgoku in Bunka Era Edo
Gift of Pearl Sellards

Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese (culture or style))
Two Women in a Dancing Act, One Dressed as a Nobleman's Servant, the Other Kneeling Playing a Drum
1767 – 1832
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This depiction of Monju (Sanskrit: Mañjuśrī), the bodhisattva of wisdom, shows him seated on his typical lion mount, holding a vajra sword and lotus, upon which rests a sutra scroll. While most of the pigments have deteriorated with age, the brightly colored lotus and dappled skin of the lion suggest the original vibrant colors of the image. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion
18th century

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Carved ivory ball with interlaced monkeys (okimono)
1900 – 1940
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Footed Bowl, with geometric design on rim and upper part of body
6000 BCE
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Footed Bowl
6000 BCE
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bowl with Spout
6000 BCE
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Saké bottle with black glaze
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A small cylindrial box with a rounded top. Gold lacquered floral patterns wrap around the entire surface, and a small geometric crest appears in gold on the top of the box. Part of a bridal trousseau.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Container with lid
1800 – 1850
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
The painting has a large tree in the forground, behind which is positioned a small hut which has two figures seated inside. Behind the hut are mountains and a small path disappearing in the distance on the bottom left of the image. 
Tanomura Chokunyū (Japanese (culture or style))
Scholars in a Thatched Hut Under an Old Tree
1850 – 1950