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Medium:
Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire)
Type:
textile designs
Stencil
Object Name:
Stencil
Made in:
Japan
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
This freshly caught flying fish is placed next to the fishing-rod which is still seen and being bent. Next to this frightening creature is a traditional Japanese spinning toy (beigoma). After spinning and releasing this small but pointy toy, the top makes a humming noise and is quite entertaining. Bamboo leaves are added to this motif, which is the running theme throughout this stencil.
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Snyder
Accession Number:
1976-103-255
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1976-103-255