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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:Picture of Imperial Return from Itsukushima Festival in June (Itsukushima Rokugatsu Sairei Kangyo no Zu)
Date Made:ca. 1830s
Materials:Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 9 1/8 in x 14 9/16 in ; 23.2 cm x 37.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.29
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Festival barge returning from Itsukushima loaded with festival goers, musicians playing classical court music (gagaku) on instruments including drums and flutes, rowers wearing masks, punters, and samurai lords (daimyo) dressed in formal dress (hakama) and shoulder pads (kataginu) with swords; decorated with a large phoenix on top, cherry blossoms, red lanterns, banners with crests (kammon) of Asai clan and gagaku group; hills and other boats in background. Signed Gakutei Ichimaro.

vessels; seas; bays; entertaining; trees; lanterns; waves; people; flags; mountains; sky; clouds; decoration and ornament; wind; sails

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