Determining [Good and Bad Luck According to] the Great Monad [the North Star], in the Manner of Abe Seimei (Seimei ryû Taichi [=Taiitsu] jôbun no koto)

「清明流太乙定分の事」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.6 cm (14 5/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9601

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Fortune-telling according to the beliefs of Onmyôdô (Yin-yang divination), a Japanese version of Taoist magic, whose most famous practitioner was the Heian-period court astrologer Abe Seimei.

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright, as part of Kacho Lot; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection