An image of Plate with design of three women playing musical instruments

Satsuma ware

(Japan  – )

Hodota

(Japan 1887 – )

Plate with design of three women playing musical instruments

Location
Not on display
Further information

Inside a lavishly decorated room with view on a garden in full bloom three women are carrying out a concert on the 'koto', 'shamisen' and flute. The women playing the 'koto' wears a kimono with heartvine leaves ('aoi'), butterflies and a rectilinear emblem simulating a Genji-crest. This scene could be an allusion to chapter 35 (Wakana II) in the 'Tale of Genji', in which all the women in Genji's Rokuj├┤ mansion assembled to carry out a concert.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
early 20th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware, gilding, enamel
Dimensions
4.0 x 20.9 cm
Signature & date

Signed base: Satsumayaki Hodotaz├┤

Credit
Gift of Jean Frances Michaelides 2008
Accession number
204.2008