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Egoyomi with Rabbits

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

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; surimono.

Date:

1867

Artist:

Soshu
Japanese, active 19th century

About this artwork

This surimono is a rare and late example of an egoyomi print, or “picture calendar.” In the 18th century, egoyomi exchange parties became quite popular among both literate commoners and samurai, gathering together the aficionados of such print designs for gift exchanges at the New Year.
This calendar was produced by the same group that commissioned Zodiac Surimono one year earlier; four of the poets appear on both prints. In addition, this print includes three visitors from afar and a female member. The latter was not unusual, as men and women often became members of same poetry groups at this time.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Soshu

Title

Egoyomi with Rabbits

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1867

Medium

Color woodblock print; surimono

Dimensions

24.9 × 18.3 cm (9 13/16 × 7 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. Mitchell Collection unrestricted gift

Reference Number

1972.1931

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