Untitled (Two women at a ceremony),
Ink on Paper
5 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (13.97 cm x 18.73 cm)
Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Japanese text printed on the left edge.
Colored and copper ink on paper; woodblock print; surimono.
Early ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting two women; one teaching another the serving of tea.
From Steeped in History: The Art of Tea (pg.121): "Toward the end of the Edo period, the number of women who practiced chanoyu [Japanese tea ceremony] seems to have increased. On an individual level, some women - often members of the families of wealthy merchants and farmers - began to learn the art of tea as a sophisticated form of entertainment."
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