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Poem by Sasaki Bunzan. "No urinating here, being a beautiful mountain of cherry blossoms."
12018-12-14T21:44:30-08:00MaryJane Eischen040a3a6e41fd9906ebf9ac0f3949654252ab83ff314024Print illustrates a poem by Sasaki Bunzan. The 18th century calligrapher and artist Sasaki Bunzan leans back as he writes his poem on a screen: "No urinating here, beeing a beautiful mountain of cherry blossoms." Two men peer out at the calligrapher from behind the screen, and you can see the fingers of a third grasping on to the top of the screen. The print is a good example of Ogata Gekko's unconventional approach to printmaking. Additional notes: Signed Gekkō (月耕) with square seal in bottom left. Title and series title in top right. Although publisher information is not indicated here, most prints in this series were by Sasaki Toyokichi (佐々木豊吉) (Firm: Sasaki-ya 佐々木屋) (c. 1885-1898).plain2019-03-08T15:31:03-08:00c.1897-1898 [c. Meiji 30-31]Title: Poem by Sasaki Bunzan. "No urinating here, being a beautiful mountain of cherry blossoms.", Series: Pictures of Flowers of Japan, #3454poem, Sasaki Bunzan, humor, comedy, cherry blossoms, sakura, calligraphy, urination, Ogata Gekkō, Sasaki ToyokichiPublisher: Sasaki Toyokichi (佐々木豊吉) (Firm: Sasaki-ya 佐々木屋) (c. 1885-1898)Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paperVertical obanJapanese1859-1920St. Catherine University Archives & Special CollectionsOgata Gekkō (尾形月耕) [Also known as Nakagami Masanosuke (名鏡正之助), Tai Masanosuke (田井正之助), Tanaka Masanosuke (田中正之助), Kagyōsai (華暁斎); Meikyōsai (名鏡斎); Nen'yū (年邑); Rōsai (斎楼)]38 cm25 cm20181019111053+0000Title: Doko shōben muyō hana no yama Sasaki Bunzan (此所小便無用花乃山 佐ゝ木文山), Series: Nihon no hana zue (日本の花図絵)Christina M. Spiker531dc292d7b19053b0688f029529d5238300a4a4