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Masayuki Shinsai, Japanese, (1760–1848)
Untitled (Two women at a ceremony), n. d.
Ink on Paper
5 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (13.97 cm x 18.73 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.15

Marks
Japanese text printed on the left edge.

Medium
Colored and copper ink on paper; woodblock print; surimono.

Object Description
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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