Re: What is this print about


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on January 23, 2021 at 06:27:15:

In Reply to: What is this print about posted by Andrew on January 20, 2021 at 13:46:20:

Prints of this type are usually made up of "kyōka" poems, with each poet's "haigō" (poetry name) at the bottom. This particular style of "surimono" (privately issued prints) was popular around the 1850s and 60s, and often illustrated by artists of the Shijō school.

Here's an album of prints in this genre that should give you the flavor:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1943-0410-0-4-1-47

As per the imagery of this print, it depicts an end-of-year cleansing ritual, in which demons are exorcised from the house; look up "Setsubun" for more information.

-A


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