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Onsen in the Evening

Onsen in the Evening

1912

Kaburaki Kiyokata 鏑木 清方

(Japanese, 1878–1972)

Color woodblock print (kuchi-e type)

Gift of Frederick and Tina Zwegat 2020.81

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Did you know?

The Chinese word for bat is a homonym for fortune, a motif borrowed by Japan.

Description

This woodblock-printed frontispiece (kuchi-e) portrays a woman in a summer robe with a bat motif. She looks out into the evening scene on the street from behind bamboo bars, the setting a hot spring bath. The design was once inserted into an August edition of the journal Bungei Kurabu (Literary Arts).

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Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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