Detail View: The AMICA Library: Playing the "Hand Game"

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1985.258
AMICA Library Year: 
2002
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Hasegawa, Yasumasa
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1589/90 - c. 1638
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Yasumasa Hasegawa
Title: 
Playing the "Hand Game"
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
c. 1760
Creation Start Date: 
1755
Creation End Date: 
1765
Materials and Techniques: 
hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Classification Term: 
Painting
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39cm x 55.3cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1985.258
Credit Line: 
The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith
Rights: 
Provenance: 
(Dr. Richard Lane, Tokyo)
Context: 

This scene depicts women playing a hand clapping game in which two players sit opposite each other and make certain hand gestures simultaneously. The game depicted here may be Ishi Ken, familiar to us as Rock, Paper, Scissors. A common amusement among both children and adults, it is usually played to the accompaniment of music.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.AM20020785.tif