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)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #122; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #162

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.3 x 18 cm (8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2727

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems by Seiyôkan Umeyo and Garyûen.

MFA impressions: 00.1895, 53.2727

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

Signed

Hokkei

北渓

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse