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Furyu bijin gyoretsu (A Procession of Elegant Beauties)
  • Kikugawa Eizan
    active: Japan
  • Furyu bijin gyoretsu (A Procession of Elegant Beauties), 1807, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2403

A procession of courtesans along the sea shore. Five women carry a palanquin with a courtesan seated inside. A woman walks along side the palanquin, checking on the passenger, and another woman walks along the far side carrying an umbrella. At the front of the procession a woman carries a banner, with two girls following her. In the background is a large body of water. A group of boats are at the upper left in the background. At the upper right, people walk along a road in between the shore and a line of buildings.