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Mitate Sanko no Uchi
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Mitate Sanko no Uchi

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Description The murderer Kuronushi sees a reflection of the stars in the sake bowl he holds in his hands. He takes the reflection to mean that he should build a temple using the wood of the cherry tree that stands beside him. Subsequently, the spirit of the cherry tree overcomes Kuronushi.
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Toyokuni ga
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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1858 (late Edo)
ink and color on mulberry paper
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H: 13 13/16 x W: 9 1/2 in. (35.08 x 24.13 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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