Jul 7, 2014

Furuichi Dance at the Hisagataya

Furuichi Dance at the Hisagataya

mid 1820s

Gakutei Harunobu 岳亭 春信

(Japanese, 1786(?)-1868)

Second of a pentaptych of woodblock prints; ink and color on paper

Sheet: 21.3 x 18.8 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Gift from J. H. Wade 1921.332



A surimono is a print in which an image is combined with poetry to celebrate a special event. This print shows the poet Hisagataya dancing with a troupe of geisha at a teahouse in the town of Furuichi near Ise.

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