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

Print: The Seventh Month (Fumizuki - 文月) from the series The Twelve Months (Jūnika tsuki no uchi - 十二ヶ月之内)

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

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; Keio University Library;

Physical description:

"Fumizuki" signified the "month of poetry" and study and literacy of the 7th month. This is the month in which Tanabata festival is celebrated, when poems and wishes are written on paper slips and tied to tree branches.

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Illustrated in a small black and white reproduction in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Ukiyo-e Prints (3), #2940.