Description At the right side of the kozuka is a cherry tree surrounded by a small fence. A sign is posted near the tree. Five monkeys are occupied trying to reach the tree's branches. The leftmost monkey holds a rope and the rightmost monkey points to the tree's sign. The image may be an illustration of a folk tale. An inscription on the back states that the kozuka was made for a commission.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisiton unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 沖野氏應好; [Transliteration] Okinoshi ôshi; [Translation] Made by the order of Mr. Okino; [Inscription] 縁頭同作; [Transliteration] fuchi kashira dôsaku; [Translation] fuchi and kashira made by the same artist; [Signature] 柏樹斎信義; [Translation] Hakujusai Nobuyoshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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