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Four Tanzaku (Oblong Cards) and Kinmake Lacquer Box

Paper, wood and lacquer

14 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (36.2 cm x 6.35 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.28.a-i
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Documents and Documentary Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • boxes - Rigid, often rectangular containers usually with a lid or cover in which something nonliquid is kept or carried.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • lacquerware - Visual works made of or decorated with lacquer, which is paint or varnish that dries with a high gloss. Works are usually made of thin wood, then coated and decorated with lacquer applied in several coats. This dries to a very hard and smooth surface layer which is durable, waterproof, and attractive to feel and look at. Works of lacquer may be painted with pictures, inlaid with shell and other materials, carved, or dusted with gold and given other further decorative treatments.
  • poems - Written or oral compositions characterized by condensed language chosen for sound and suggestive power as well as meaning, and by the use of such literary techniques as structured meter, natural cadences, rhyme, or metaphor.
  • tanzaku - Japanese prints of a standard size, about 14 by 4 inches.

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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Tale of Genji: From Princesses to Pop Bryn Mawr College , Jan 25, 2017 – Mar 5, 2017

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