(Japan – )
(Japan 1887 – )
Plate with design of three women playing musical instruments
- 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 Rokujô mansion assembled to carry out a concert.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.
- Place of origin
- early 20th century
- earthenware, gilding, enamel
- 4.0 x 20.9 cm
- Signature & date
Signed base: Satsumayaki Hodotazô
- Gift of Jean Frances Michaelides 2008
- Accession number