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Motsurin Joto (after) : “Festival of Insects” (c. 1615-1868)

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This painting depicts humanlike figures with antennae engaged in a festival procession. They transport a gourd like a float, with two teams pulling ropes in front, and others maneuvering it with poles from behind. They are accompanied by flutes and drums, urged on by a dancer holding a fan and a branch. The inscription is attributed to the monk-painter Motsurin Joto (Bokusai), well known in Japan as a disciple of Ikkyu Sojun and an accomplished portrait artist.

Credit Line: Text courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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