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Title

Plate with design of three women playing musical instruments

early 20th century

Artists

Satsuma ware

Japan

Hodota

Japan

1887 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    early 20th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    earthenware, gilding, enamel
    Dimensions
    4.0 x 20.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed base: Satsumayaki Hodotazô

    Credit
    Gift of Jean Frances Michaelides 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    204.2008
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Satsuma ware

    Works in the collection

    17

    Artist information
    Hodota

    Works in the collection

    1

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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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