Settling debts at a merchants house.

Creator

Date Created

1963

Identifier

University of Otago Library Special Collections - PL 794 L5 1963
s23

Publisher

London : Chapman & Hall.

Description

A typical scene at a merchant's house during the year-end when all outstanding bills must be settled. One clerk works the abacus, another weighs the silver and a third makes entries in the ledger. Three tradesmen have arrived to present their final accounts for the yEar At the right stands the gate pine (kadomatsu), a traditional New Year's decoration symbolizing longevity and endurance. (Saikaku, 1963, p. 241).

Extent

23 mm

Spatial Coverage

Provenance

Presented to the Library by Raymond Ward, Dunedin Poet and Art Historian.

Source

The life of an amorous woman : and other writings / by Ihara Saikaku ; edited and translated by Ivan Morris (London : Chapman & Hall, 1963).

Language

jpn

Is Part Of

The life of an amorous woman : and other writings.

Files

s23.jpg

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Settling debts at a merchants house.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 1, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5995.