Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: The Sixth Month (Minazuki - 水無月)
from the series The Twelve Months (Jūnika tsuki no uchi - 十二ヶ月の内)

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Dates: 1851,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Minatoya Kohei (Marks 332 - seal 24-074)
Censor seals: Mera and Watanabe

Related links: Ukiyoe ni kiku ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Diet Library;

Physical description:

"Minazuki" (or alternately "Minatsuki") translates as "the month of water," and referred to the 6th month of the year in which rice fields are flooded with water, after the 5th month of planting.