||The betrothal of Prince Yoshihito, son of Emperor Meiji|
||March 28, 1900|
||Oban triptych (29" X 14 3/4")|
||Heavily burnished pattern on the black robe, metallic pigments. Sheets unbacked but attached.|
The Emperor and Empress watch the ceremony from behind bamboo blinds. The decoration has all the auspicious symbols – cranes and turtles for longevity; pine, bamboo and plum for friendship; and the old couple Jo and Uba for marital fidelity.