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    Children Playing a Game

    • Culture: Ainu
    • Medium: Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
    • Dates: 19th century
    • Dimensions: With mount: 57 1/8 x 24 11/16 in. (145.1 x 62.7 cm) Image: 42 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (107.6 x 56.8 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 12.647.2
    • Credit Line: Gift of Herman Stutzer
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Ainu. Children Playing a Game, 19th century. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, With mount: 57 1/8 x 24 11/16 in. (145.1 x 62.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.647.2
    • Image: overall, 12.647.2_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Record Completeness: Adequate (52%)
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    Recent Comments
    02:09 05/19/2011
    so you go round and round
    spin, spin and spin
    and you got to be
    one with the pole, you know
    Be one with it
    and you can bring the ring down
    any where you like
    and flip! -
    Oh, up and down the ring will go
    like a tingle
    across the length of your spine
    You just got to be one with the pole
    and the ring
    and you throw the ring up into the air
    Up, up, high, high, high
    and it’ll come down of its own accord
    down, down, down to the pole
    for that’s where it belongs
    because it knows you’re a master
    with the pole and the ring –
    Oh, I tell you, the next time
    I want to pluck the moon from the sky
    and spin it round with my pole
    for all to see
    So the moon will
    go round and round
    spin, spin and spin
    ah – all being at one,
    me and the pole and the moon
    all being one
    for all to see

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