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Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868

This woodwork depicts Ebisu, the god of prosperity and especially associated with fishermen. Here he carries a large sea bream or red snapper symbolizing good fortune.
Japanese
Ebisu (God of Prosperity)
wood
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Gift of Mr. William Muschenheim
A large group of young women inside a building surrounded by male servants. The women all wear various styles of kimono, though the predominant colors are red and green. The inside of the building is on the bottom floor with a set of steps leading up to a second floor, not depicted.;In a tranquil pastoral setting, a man stands in a punt (or shallow-bottomed open boat) with a pipe in his mouth and holding a pole to help propel himself through the shallow river.
Katsushika Hokusai
Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)
color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size
14 3/8 in. x 9 9/16 in. ( 36.5 cm x 24.3 cm )
Museum Purchase
;A group of 18 women inside a building wearing various kimono with the predominant colors being grey, red, black, and green. Some of the kimono also have orange coloring. The patterns and designs on the kimono vary from images of flowers to geometric designs. A rice paper door is seen in the background leading to a room at a slightly higher level and an image of a phoenix can be partially seen on the wall in the back and to the left. One of the women near the front is tying the string around a package while three other women near her are arranging small footed trays. One of the women in the forefront and to the left appears to be holding a cup or jar.
Katsushika Hokusai
Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)
color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size
14 3/8 in. x 9 9/16 in. ( 36.5 cm x 24.3 cm )
Museum Purchase
A print of 15 women inside a building dressed in various kimono with the predominant colors being grey, red, black, and green. Some of the kimono also have orange coloring. The patterns and designs on the kimono vary from images of flowers to geometric designs. One male is kneeling towards the back and another man can be seen in the background leaving the room. Two women to the very back and left of the image appear to be adjusting their makeup.  Three women to the front sit around a tea set (partially visable) and two women to their right are whispering to each other.
Katsushika Hokusai
Grand Interior View of a Courtesan House in the Yoshiwara District (Yoshiwara o-magaki no zu, one of pentaptych)
woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size
14 3/8 in. x 9 9/16 in. ( 36.5 cm x 24.3 cm )
Museum Purchase
Utagawa Toyokuni I
Procession of Girls with Fuji Foreheads (Fuji bitai hana no gyôretsu)
color woodblock print on paper, one of series of five
15 1/16 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 38.3 cm x 26 cm )
Museum Purchase
Utagawa Toyokuni I
Procession of Girls with Fuji Foreheads (Fuji bitai hana no gyôretsu)
color woodblock print on paper, one of series of five
15 1/8 in. x 10 5/16 in. ( 38.4 cm x 26.2 cm )
Museum Purchase
Utagawa Toyokuni I
Procession of Girls with Fuji Foreheads (Fuji bitai hana no gyôretsu)
color woodblock print on paper, one of series of five
15 5/16 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 38.9 cm x 26 cm )
Museum Purchase
Utagawa Toyokuni I
Procession of Girls with Fuji Foreheads (Fuji bitai hana no gyôretsu)
color woodblock print on paper, one of series of five
15 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 38.7 cm x 26 cm )
Museum Purchase
Utagawa Toyokuni I
Procession of Girls with Fuji Foreheads (Fuji bitai hana no gyôretsu)
woodblock print on paper, one of series of five
15 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 38.7 cm x 26 cm )
Museum Purchase
Kitagawa Utamaro
In Front of the Matsubaya Tea Shop
color woodblock print on paper
23 5/8 in. x 4 5/16 in. ( 60 cm x 11 cm )
Museum Purchase
This plate has durable body and protective glazed surface. Seven brown ring-like patterns (said to be modeled after horse eyes) decorate the inner rim of the large plate. The outermost edge is ringed in brown.
Japanese
Seto Ware Oil Plate
stoneware, gray with iron and white slip painting with clear glaze
2 1/2 in. x 13 11/16 in. x 13 11/16 in. ( 6.4 cm x 34.8 cm x 34.8 cm )
Gift of Dr. Walter R. Parker
An elegant writing box, which originally came with a paperknife, a water-dropper, and a stone for grinding the ink. Black laquer with poetic motifs formed out of abalone shells, gold, silver and corroded lead.
Ogata Kôrin
Writing Box (Suzuri-bako)
black and gold lacquer on wood
1 3/4 in x 9 1/16 in (4.5 cm x 23 cm)
Gift of the Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler

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Writing (Sho) (1948/1.172)
Winter (1948/1.194)
Landscape (1954/1.469)
Landscape (1954/1.470)
Bowl (1954/1.548)
Shaver container (1955/1.160A-C)
Oval water tray (1955/1.167)
Deep washbowl (1955/1.168)
Flowers (1955/1.96)
Flowers (1955/1.97)
Bamboo (1958/2.40)
The Night Fête (1960/1.152)
The Night Fête (1960/1.153)
Hotei (1965/1.157)
Landscape (1967/2.3)
Ainu Food Bowl (1967/2.6)
Flowers (1968/2.18)
Waterfall (1968/2.21)
Owl and Moon (1968/2.24)
Orchids Room (1968/2.25)
Groom and Rider (1969/2.141)
Oil Plate (1969/2.85)
Camel (1969/2.90)
Camel (1969/2.91)
The Road to Shu (1970/2.152)
Treasure Boat (1972/2.111)
Jar (1973/2.37)
Winter Rider (1973/2.76)
Calligraphy (1975/1.65)
Birds in a Tree (1976/2.103)
Bamboo (1977/2.143)
Landscape (1980/2.161)
Plum Blossom (1980/2.162)
Mirror (1980/2.193)
Tao Yüan-ming (1982/1.197)
Tenmoku Tea Bowl (1983/1.446)
Bamboo and Rock (1983/2.245)
Landscape (1984/2.38)
Landscape (1984/2.39)
Beauty (Taifu) (1984/2.45)
Calligraphy (1986/1.157)
A Pair of Camels (1986/1.164)
Calligraphy (1986/2.9)
Bamboo (1987/1.152.2)
Ewer, (1987/1.295)
Wide-mouthed Jar (1987/1.298)
Small Dish (1987/1.313)
Denka Chawan (1987/1.367.1)
Denka Chawan (1987/1.367.2)
Denka Chawan (1987/1.367.3)
Denka Chawan (1987/1.367.4)
Leaping Carp (1987/2.16)
Chinese Beauty (1989/2.108)
Mother and Child (1991/2.116)
Jar (1997/1.184)
Vase (1997/1.185)
Sword Rack (1997/1.249)
Man with Crane (2000/2.150)
Two Beauties (2000/2.287)
The Deva Idaten (2003/1.391)
Four Monks (2003/1.398)
Mother and Child (2015/2.140)

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