Description A man in formal dress sits on the right side of the kozuka holding a stick and a monkey on a rope. The monkey holds "shide" paper streamers attached to a stick. The pine boughs to the right of the man suggest that this scene occurs during the New Year's celebrations. Trained monkey performances were a common form of amusement during the Edo period. This is only the decorative front plate of the kozuka.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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