A Good Time to Open the Storehouse (Kurabiraki yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 くらひらきよし」

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, #121

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 17.9 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1902

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Reitensha Sodenari: Tachikomeshi/ haru no kasumi no/ hosotoguchi/ hiraku ni wa yoki/ sawarabi no kagi

Poem by Senkodô Sakae of Sendai: Kakizome ni/ naraishi kozo no/ tehon o mo/ tobira hirakeru/ yado no fumigaura

霊天舎袖成
立こめし春の 霞の細戸口開く にはよき 早蕨の鍵

 千こう堂栄
書初に 習ひし 去年の 手本をも 扉ひらける 宿の文くら

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