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Kamakura ei hei [ ]
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Kamakura ei hei [ ]

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Description The order of mochi-making goes from the lower right to the lower left and then to the upper left and over to the upper right. The "glorious" makers are 1) Oe Hiromoto (1148-1225) cooking rice 2) Wada Yoshimori (1147-1213) soaking mallets in water 3) Taira no Kiyomori (1118-81) pounding rice into paste 4) Minamoto no Yoshinaka (1154-84) turning rice dough in the tub as it is being pounded 5) Hojo Tokimasa (1138-1215) cooling hot mochi dough with a fan 6) Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-89) putting flour on a board to form mochi cakes 6) amako (a nun) serving mochi to Yoritomo 7) Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-99) eating mochi.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Publisher Seal] Kinrindo
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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1867 (late Edo)
pigments on mulberry paper
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  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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