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Children at Play as the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets, a Set of Thirty-Six: The Priest Hoshi

Kitagawa Utamaro

Children at Play as the Thirty-Six Immortal Poets, a Set of Thirty-Six: The Priest Hoshi

1806

Woodblock Print

15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39 by 26.2 cm

Scholten Japanese Art

New York, NY

212.585.0474

$2,200 - $5,500

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The poem above the figures is by the Immortal Poet Sosei Hoshi:
Miwataseba 
sakura yanagi o 
kokimazete 
miyako zo haru no 
nishiki narikeru

The endless of cherry and willow 
weave together
the capital's springtime
ornate brocade! This print is from a rather obscure series; Collia-Suzuki records only three extant designs in her comprehensive index, none of which we are able to locate in any published reference as of yet. Reference: 
Gina Collia-Suzuki, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro: A Descriptive Catalogue, 2009, p. 142, no. 89 ('asobi' missing from the series title)