Asian Art :: Japan

Lost-love shell (Katashigai)

KATSUSHIKA, Hokusai

Japan, 1760 - 1849

Lost-love shell (Katashigai)

from the series 'A shell-matching game with Genroku thirty-six linked verses (Genroku kasen kai-awase)'

1821, Edo (Tokyo)

woodblock print, ink and colour on paper

19.0 x 17.8 cm (image & sheet)

Gift of Brian and Barbara Crisp in memory of their son Andrew 2005

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

20054G39