Komachi Praying for Rain (Amagoi Komachi), from the series Modern Girls as the Seven Komachi (Imayô musume Nana Komachi)
1810s (late Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Another print in the series (Sotoba): Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 41, cat. no. 34
Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 26 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.13598, 20.126, 21.6981
Unidentified publisher’s mark.
Poem: Kotowari ya/ hi no moto nareba/ teri mo sen/ saritote wa mata/ ame ga shita to wa
No censor's seal
August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection