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Hideyoshi Viewing Cherry Blossoms (Taiko kan-o-zu)

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Hideyoshi Viewing Cherry Blossoms (Taiko kan-o-zu)

ca. 1905

Tsuji Kako

Japanese, 1870 - 1931

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–1598), the military leader who reunified war-torn Japan in 1591, is known for his fondness for cherry blossoms. In the right screen here, he is dressed in imperial court robes and leans against a large cherry tree, while the courtier in the left screen walks toward him carrying a bunch of cherry branches.
Opaque color on paper
Overall: 67 11/16 × 148 7/16 in. (172 × 377 cm)
Gift of Henry and Mary Ann James
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Flights of Fancy: Natural and Supernatural Images In Japanese Art, Dec. 9, 1998 - Aug. 1, 1999.

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