Asian Art :: Japan

Myriad grasses shell (Chigusagai)


Japan, 1760 - 1849

Myriad grasses shell (Chigusagai)

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

20.6 x 18.0 cm (image & sheet)

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

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide