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Friday, February 17, 2017

neko face

Gift of Charles Lang Freer (noncommercial use permitted, the Freer and Sackler Galleries)

Here we have the incomparable Hokusai (Japan, 1760-1849) with a little sketch he dashed off in ink on paper around 1810.  This is a work that would fall under the style of ukiyo-e, that is, focusing on the actors, entertainers and courtesans of the cities.  Every so often, one finds a cat (neko in Japanese) co-starring, as with our smug buddy below:

Head over to this site for a thorough look online at Hokusai's life and work.

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