Entertainments for Twelve Months

Description

This colored, hand-drawn picture scroll presents annual events and seasonal plays in Kyoto, month by month. This particular drawing depicts children holding brooms and playing a ballgame called gicchō on a street in Kyoto. The style of the calligraphy and brushwork suggest that the scroll was made early in the Edo period (1600-1867). The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland, has the same type of picture scroll.

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Language

Title in Original Language

十二月遊ひ

Type of Item

Physical Description

2 scrolls, 32.7 centimeters in length

Last updated: September 17, 2014