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Maker(s):Torii Kiyonaga
Culture:Japanese (1737-1766)
Title:Inari Festival, from the series Fuzoku Juni Tsui [Twelve Scenes of Popular Customes]
Date Made:ca. 1782 (Tenmei 2)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 9 1/8 in x 7 1/16 in; 23.2 cm x 17.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyonaga ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Juni Tsui].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.310.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical image of two women making their first visit of the year to an Inari shrine. The woman on the left is scooping water (to clean their body and mind before entering the shrine).

worship; religion; women

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