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Soga monogatari zue (The Story of the Soga Brothers Illustrated)


Colour woodblock print from the series Soga monogatari zue (The Story of the Soga Brothers Illustrated), depicting Shōshō who has cut off her hair to become a nun, after writing a valedictory poem, while a little child sits by her and weeps: Japan, by Utagawa Hiroshige, c. 1845

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Woodblock print

Production information

Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797 - 1858, Artist
Japan, East Asia
Ibaya Sensaburō, Publisher


c. 1845




Depicted: Shōshō

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