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Older woman dressing bride for Shintō ceremony
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    1797–1861
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Older woman dressing bride for Shintō ceremony, circa 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 357.2 x 249.2 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0046
Description

Bride dressed for Shintō wedding ceremony in white kimono. Helped by older woman on left, who is tying black obi. Older woman is married, as indicated by her shaven eyebrows; possibly the mother of the bride. Extensive karazuri (blind printing) on kimono.