A Woman and a Servant Preparing GreensArtist(s)Katsukawa ShunchōArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1780-1795Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paper, hashira-e sizeDimensions
23 11/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. ( 60.2 cm x 11.7 cm )Credit LineBequest of Margaret Watson ParkerLabel copy
Wasabi is the essential seasoning for eating raw fish in Japan. It is a kind of green paste made from fresh ground horseradish. This print depicts a woman pounding the vegetable with a club. The odor is so pungent that she has to cover her nose and mouth. The pervasive aroma has also caused the standing woman to put her sleeve in front of her mouth.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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