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Flower Arranging

A work made of color woodblock print; chuban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; chuban.


c. 1769


Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739-1820)

About this artwork

Two young girls are shown arranging flowers, likely preparing for an important guest. One places an arrangement including irises and pinks in a jar hanging on the pillar next to a scroll painting. The other is cutting the stem of a chrysanthemum to place in the jar before her.


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Arts of Asia


Kitao Shigemasa


Flower Arranging


Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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Color woodblock print; chuban


25 × 19.1 cm (9 7/8 × 7 9/16 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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