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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Souvenir of an Actor's Debut at a Private Party, "Fifth Month Greeting", c. 1830
Ink on Paper
15 7/16 in. x 21 in. (392.11 mm x 533.4 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.168


Marks
Japanese text printed in the bottom half of the image.

Medium
Colored ink on paper.

Object Description
Fifth month greeting:  Several youths fan each other in a garden setting.  Irises, symbolizing the fifth month, line a small, bridged pond.  The surimono would originally have been folded horizontally in the middle, so the calligraphy as seen here is upside down

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