Miyagawa Choshun: screen / painting / handscroll - British Museum

Artist: Miyagawa Choshun

Title: screen / painting / handscroll

Date: 1688-1716

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Source: British Museum
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Painting, handscroll, screen. Two sections of one handscroll mounted on two-fold screen. Scenes of pleasure in spring and summer: (right) exterior and interior of room looking onto garden with stream; men and women pouring sake for each other; woman playing shamisen; flowing water in garden with distant hills in background; (left) people dancing beneath cherry blossom; figures representing various social classes dancing in ring to accompaniment of shakuhachi, hand drums, and shamisen. Ink and colours on paper.

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