Aug 13, 2014

Young Man and Child with a Kite

Young Man and Child with a Kite

early-mid 1770s

Isoda Koryūsai 磯田湖龍齋

(Japanese, 1735–1790)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 70.8 x 12.2 cm (27 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1126



Kite-flying is a popular sport in Japan, especially during the New Year's festival. Fanciful kite forms include birds, butterflies, double fans, and portraits of heroes. Traditionally, only boys and men fly kites in Japan.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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