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Woodblock print - Shellfish Gathering
  • Shellfish Gathering
    Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849
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Shellfish Gathering

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodblock print on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EP15, shelf 4, box JP2

Physical description

Print depicting a group of men, women and children with baskets gathering shellfish from a stream leading to the sea. The women wear loosely wrapped robes, some fabric pattered, some plain. The men wear loosely draped cloth around their waists. On the right the front of a boat can be seen and on the left two more boats are anchored at sea. In the distance is Mount Fuji.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)


ca. 1800 (made)


Katsushika Hokusai, born 1760 - died 1849 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodblock print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'saki no Sôri' [the rest illegible]


Length: 51.2 cm, Height: 20 cm

Descriptive line

Pap, Japan, prints




Woodblock print

Subjects depicted

Baskets; Shellfish; People; Stream; Boats




East Asia Collection

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