Bonsai Grower, from the series Three Festival Days (Sansechi)

「三節」 盆栽

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Dimensions

19.2 x 12.7 cm (7 9/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

53.2676

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The three festival days are the 1st, 7th, and 16th days of the New Year; the term Sansechi can also be pronounced Miori and can refer to the ceremonial sake drunk on those days.

Signed

Gakyôjin Hokusai ga

画狂人北斎画

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