Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Nobukazu
Title The betrothal of Prince Yoshihito, son of Emperor Meiji
Date March 28, 1900
Publisher Takegawa Seikichi
Format Oban triptych (29" X 14 3/4")
Comment 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.
Price $275.
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