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    Dandies Admire Falling Cherry Blossoms

    • Portfolio/Series: from the series Pictures of Flower Gardens
    • Artist: Ogata Gekko, Japanese, 1859-1920
    • Medium: Woodblock color print
    • Dates: 1893
    • Period: Meiji Period
    • Dimensions: 13 7/16 x 9 1/4 in. (34.1 x 23.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • Signature: Signed and sealed: "Gekko"
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 2007.32.55
    • Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Ogata Gekko (Japanese, 1859-1920). Dandies Admire Falling Cherry Blossoms, 1893. Woodblock color print, 13 7/16 x 9 1/4 in. (34.1 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.32.55
    • Image: overall, 2007.32.55_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1/7/2010
    • Record Completeness: Adequate (54%)
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    Recent Comments
    03:36 06/20/2011
    O life is ease
    and a gentle breeze
    that shakes the cherry blossoms

    O life is color and leisure
    with no burden
    and no haste

    O the good life
    is to be dressed well
    and to be able to hold
    a pose of elegance

    O this is the life
    dear friend –
    a life of idle time
    and no want of things
    that take our fancy

    And so let us go
    and let others toil
    but for us always
    dear friend -
    O life is ease
    and a gentle breeze
    that shakes the cherry blossoms

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