One of a set of four glass bottles of powdered or crystalized pigment used in Japanese printmaking. GA 3211.16b is the yellow pigment. Paper label in Japanese; stopped with cork. According to Tokuno's description, these colors-- white, red, blue, and yellow--were used to print the triptych series Inaka genji (the rustic genji), GA*03212-03216. Historical alternate name for this color is Seki-o.
Currently not on view
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90