Fusatane: Method to make measles less serious (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Fusatane
Title: Method to make measles less serious (mashin karukusuru hô)
Date: 1862/7th month
The picture shows a patient with an anxious expression on his face, sitting in front of a doctor in a black coat.The doctor seems to be taking the patient’s pulse. From the ceiling leaves of holly, hiiragi no ha and tara tree hang down. Measles devils are surrounding them. The text explains that on the setsubun day, one should cook the leaf of holly, which was hung on a door, and give it to a child.
Publisher: Kiya Sojiro
Seal: Censor’s: aratame (“approved”) & 7th month of Dog Year
Signature: Oju Fusatane giga