A Good Time to Harden One's Teeth (Hagatame yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 はかためよし」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #302; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #91; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #122; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #162

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.7 x 17.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1895

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1895, 53.2727

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 218.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Kagamimochi/ kasumi otoko no/ hagatame ni/ kuikaita yô na/ haru no mikazuki
Poem by Garyûen: Kinô made/ midareshi kami o/ tori agaru/ shiwasu onna no/ kushi no hagatame
鏡もちかすみ 男の歯固に くいかいたような 春の三日月
 青陽敢梅世
きのうまで みだれし 髪をとり ぐる しあわせ女の 櫛の歯固
 臥竜園

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds