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5th Day, 5th Month, Boy's Day Festival (untitled pentaptych of five annual festivals)
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • 5th Day, 5th Month, Boy's Day Festival (untitled pentaptych of five annual festivals), circa 1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 370 x 248 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 373 x 261 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7894
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Boy's day with different decorations associated with the festival. Mother sits with son as servant brings tiered box on stand covered with cloth. Banner with Shōki the demon queller at center left. Karazuri (blind printing) in background and on Shōki. Inscription above.