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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Good Luck Mice, 1890
Ink on Paper
13 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (33.34 cm x 23.18 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2005.1.38


Alternate Title: Azuma fuzoku fukutsuku shi: Fuku Nezumi

Marks
Signed Yoshu Chikanobu.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock print; oban tate-e.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print depicting two women and a girl looking at 6 white mice on the tatami mats inside their house. Outside are 3 bundles (covered with straw and ropes) adjacent to the open door to a kura (storehouse). "Fuku Nezumi" (Good Luck Mice) indicate the family's wealth. The seated woman holds a tobacco pipe.

Provenance
Purchased by Prof. Bruce Coats in Japan from Yamada Shoten.

Publisher
Takekawa Unokichi

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