The Seventh Month: The Star Festival, Buying Flowers for the Obon Festival (Fumitsuki, Tanabata, Kusaichi), from an untitled series of Day and Night Scenes of the Twelve Months
昼夜十二ヶ月 「ふみ月 たなばた 草市」
about 1772–75 (early An'ei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 68
Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 16.5 cm (10 1/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a series jointly designed by Kitao Shigemasa (#s 1, 5, 9, 11), Katsukawa Shunshô (#s 2, 4, 7, 12), and Utagawa Toyoharu (#s 3, 6, 8, 10).
Katsukawa Shunshô ga
September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection