In Sakai-chô, Season-opening Kabuki Performances on the First Day of the Eleventh Month (Sakai-chô no zu, Shimotsuki tsuitachi kaomise no tei), from an untitled series of Customs of the Twelve Months
十二ヶ月 「さかい町ノづ 霜月朔日かをみせのてい」
The series: Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #N (only N-6 is illustrated)
Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 37.8 cm (10 11/16 x 14 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
The complete series of 12 prints, plus a handwritten colopbhon by former owner Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823), all mounted as a handscroll: 06.845.1 to 06.845.13.
(Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu, on sheet 12 only)
Formerly in the collection of Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823). Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Mr. Prang 1905. March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection