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Collection of Fuku: A Pair of Hanging Scrolls

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Chikanobu Toyohara, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Collection of Fuku: A Pair of Hanging Scrolls, 1889
Ink and colors on paper
14 x 9 3/8 in. (35.56 x 23.88 cm)

Object Type: Woodblock print
Technique: Woodblock printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2023.1.8

Alternate Title: Fuku Tsukushi: Sofuku

"Azuma Fuzoku; Fuku Tsukushi" (Eastern Customs and Manners; Collection of Fuku). The series compiles scenes including the meaning of the word "fuku" (happiness, clothing, wealth, etc.). A lady of the house is hanging a scroll in the alcove of a living room. Her daughter is holding a paired scroll next to her. A toddler is playing with a cat on the veranda outside the living room.

Signed Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu

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