Earthenware Tiles with Japanese women playing musical instrumemts. Manufacturer: J. Wedgwood & Sons, Etruria, Staffordshire. c. 1875. British Museum MLA 1995, 7 & 8; MLA 1993, 11-8,3. According to the museum label, “One figure holds a drum (trustsumi) on her shoulder, another plucks a stringed instrument (shamisen), a third plays an instrument with a bow. The decoration is printed and coloured by hand.”

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