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



Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit.

site last updated
November 15, 2019

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475