First Month: Oibane (Battledore & Shuttlecock) [a]

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Title

First Month: Oibane (Battledore & Shuttlecock) [a]
Sono ichi oibane
其一 追羽子

Description

Part of a triptych (right). In the left and center panels, we see two women playing a New Years game called Hanetsuki (羽根突き), which is similar to badminton. It is played with a wooden paddle (hagoita, 羽子板) and a brightly colored shuttlecock. It is often played by women during the New Year and involves one person attempting to keep the shuttlecock aloft as long as possible. Players who fail to hit the shuttlecock get marked on the face with ink. The woman in the center chases her friend with a brush dipped in ink. On the right, a woman and a girl giggle as bystanders. In the background, we see a kite (takoage) in the shape of a boy with kabuki make-up being flown. Like the wooden paddle, this is also a symbol of good luck.
Signed Miyagawa Shuntei (宮川春汀) with seal on the right panel. Publisher's seal: Daihei (大平) on left panel.

Source

https://cdm16120.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/fineart/id/795/rec/23

Publisher

Publisher: Daikokuya Heikichi (大黒屋平吉) also known as Matsuki Heikichi (松木平吉) (Firm: Shōjudō
松寿堂) (active c. 1890).

Date

1898
Meiji 31
1898-01-01

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Nicole Watson, at (651) 690-6637.

Format

print (medium), woodblock (technique), paper (material), 15x10 inches (dimensions)

Language

Japanese

Type

image

Identifier

2019.0.26a

Coverage

St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections

Files

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Citation

Miyagawa, Shuntei, “First Month: Oibane (Battledore & Shuttlecock) [a],” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed April 14, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4134.

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