Women's Gagaku Concert under Cherry Blossoms: Tsuri-daiko, from the series Pentaptych for the Hisakataya Poetry Club (Hisakataya gobantsuzuki)

「久かた屋五ばんつゞき」 桜下美人雅楽 釣太鼓

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #2 (complete); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #92; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 53 (complete)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.9 cm (8 9/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4994.2

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19864, 2009.4994.2

The complete pentaptych (order uncertain): 11.18964-8 (complete); 2009.4994.2-5 (four sheets only)

Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980), pp. 49-49A.

From a partially disassembled album, 2009.4994.1-.10

Inscription

Poem by Ikkokutei Chikane: Hanamizake/ no yoi uchimasu/ ikkyoku no/ taiko no bachi wa/ sakurabô mite

Poem by Hisakataya: Chô futatsu/ neburi samashite/ hitokanade/ hana no kangen ni/ asobu haru no hi
花見酒の酔うちさます一曲の たいこの撥はさくら坊見て

蝶ふたつ眠ふりさまして一かなて はなの管弦にあそふはるの日

Signed

Gakutei hitsu
岳亭筆

Credit Line

Source unidentified