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Saikun no gangei (The Welcome of the Wife)
  • Kobayashi Kiyochika
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Saikun no gangei (The Welcome of the Wife), 1895, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Shakai gentō Hyakusen hyakushō (Social Magic Lantern, One Hundred Collected Laughs)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 358 x 240 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 250 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0057

There is a short commentary in cartouche on the upper section of the print. In the lower section, a woman and a boy are kneeling on the floor with extended necks as if desperately expecting someone. There are food trays and wine prepared in the background.