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Title
Serving spiced rice wine
Alternative Title
Chiyoda Inner Palace; Chiyoda no ooku: Onagare
Creator
Chikanobu, Yoshu
Date Created and/or Issued
1895-12-02
Publication Information
Fukuda Hatsujiro
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
The contents of this item, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this item may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Scripps College. Any form of image reproduction, transmission, display, or storage in any retrieval system is prohibited without the written consent of Scripps College and other copyright holders. Scripps College retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, documentation, text and other information contained in these files. For permissions, please contact: Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Attn: Rights and Reproductions, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Description
On the first morning of the new year, a special spiced wine or otosu is drunk before breakfast and thought to bring good health throughout the coming year. Usually the youngest member of the family or group is served first, and in Chikanobu's print, a young woman raises a red lacquered wine cup to receive the invigorating brew from Inner Palace matron or joro toshiyori, while older women solemnly wait their turn in the background. The beverage is made by steeping overnight various flowers, herbs and roots in sweet rice wine or mirin. The two folding screens are painted with pine, bamboo, and plum branches or shochikubai, the traditional evergreens and early blossoms associated with the new year.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/48
Language
Japanese
Subject
Women
Kimonos
Folding screens
Screens (furniture)
Trees
Bamboo
Edo
Print
Time Period
Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Source
Woodcuts; Ink on Paper; 14 1/4 in. x 10 1/16 in. (36.2 cm x 25.5 cm); accession number 2003.1.2
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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