Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849

The Poetry-Shell Matching Game of the Genroku Era: The Forgotten Shell
(Genroku kasen kai-awase: Wasuregai)

with a cloth draped over a small table screen and a pair of eyeglasses; signed Getchi rojin Iitsu hitsu (Moonstruck Old Man Iitsu), commissioned by the Yomogawa (Four Directions Group) for New Year 1821, Year of the Snake

shikishiban 7 1/2 by 6 7/8 in., 19.2 by 17.6 cm

Matthi Forrer with texts by Edmond de Goncourt, Hokusai, 1988, p. 234, no. 261



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site last updated
June 16, 2021

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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