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Beating cloth on fulling blocks, by Jusensai

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An image of Surimono. Beating cloth on fulling blocks. Jusensai (Japanese, active c.1804-1818). Colour prints from woodblocks, with blind embossing (karazuri). ô-bôsho zenshi-ban. Signed: Jusensai hitsu. Producer’s seal: Shin-Izumichô Igakan (the publisher Igaya Kan’emon [Bunkidô]). c.1804-18. Ukiyo-e. Notes: Surimono invitation to a nagaura performance in the ninth month for ôta Yasujûrô. The use of such a large undivided sheet of hôsho (ô-bôsho) paper for surimono continued throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centures, but the main formats for surimono were sub-divisions of this sized sheet.

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Surimono. Beating cloth on fulling blocks. Jusensai (Japanese, active c.1804-1818). Colour prints from woodblocks, with blind embossing (karazuri). ô-bôsho zenshi-ban. Signed: Jusensai hitsu. Producer’s seal: Shin-Izumichô Igakan (the publisher Igaya Kan’emon [Bunkidô]). c.1804-18. Ukiyo-e. Notes: Surimono invitation to a nagaura performance in the ninth month for ôta Yasujûrô. The use of such a large undivided sheet of hôsho (ô-bôsho) paper for surimono continued throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centures, but the main formats for surimono were sub-divisions of this sized sheet.

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  • Accession Number: P.752-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
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19th Century beaten beating cloth beating clothes blind embossing colour printing Edo Period embossed Fitz_PDP fulling blocks Japan Japanese Jusensai karazuri print river slapping surimono texts ukiyo-e washing washing clothes washing place woodblock woodcut

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