2-panel folding screen, A rainy night with bamboo and grasses blowing in a strong gust, a bridge in reserve with a tanuki sheltered underneath, a forepaw grasping one of the pilings as he stares intently at a firefly, with silver and orange on the firefly bodies and gold accents for the tanuki's eyes.


  • Title: Tanuki under a Bridge
  • Creator: Suzuki Shonen (Japanese, 1848-1918)
  • Date Created: about 1900
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: ink on silk with some orange, gold, and silver
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 62 x 70 3/4 x 3/4 in. (frame)
  • Department: Asian Art
  • Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by Penny Weldon
  • Creation Period: Meiji
  • Accession Number: 2006.12

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