Women Watching a Girl Dance on Shells (From the series Fashionable Presentations of Three Horses)

Women Watching a Girl Dance on Shells (From the series Fashionable Presentations of Three Horses)

1784

Torii Kiyonaga

(Japanese, 1752-1815)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.330

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Dancing plays a significant role in festival celebrations and special occasions. The young girl is dancing on a pair of bivalve shells (also used as game pieces in other amusements), accompanied by the music of the samisen (3-stringed guitar).

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