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(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
Triptych: color woodblock print
Sheet: 38.2 x 76.8 cm (15 1/16 x 30 1/4 in.)
Gift of Jeptha H. Wade in honor of Emily V. Wade 1975.98.a
A sense of movement is conveyed by their sleeves fluttering in the breeze.
Caught up in a frenzied pursuit of fireflies, one boy has waded into a stream after his quarry, while a younger one watches in anticipation as a young woman thrusts her fan into the air in the hope of capturing hers. In the center of the composition, a girl examines the insects trapped in her elegantly carved cage.
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