Arts and Designs of Japan
January Selection January 2019

Artist Chikanobu
Title July – Tanabata festival outside the castle gate
Series Edo Meisho Junikagetsu no uchi – Famous Places in Edo in the 12 Months
Date May 1889
Publisher Yokoyama Ryohachi
Format Oban triptych (28 3/4" X 14 7/8")
Comment Burnishing, embossing
For this festival on July 7, one traditionally writes a wish on a poem slip and ties it to a bamboo branch. In this scene, the decorated bamboo poles can be seen in the distance.
Price $250.
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