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The Marriage Ceremony

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
probably 1768
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); W. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914
Accession Number:
JP875
Not on view
From a narrative series of seven sheets describing the traditional Japanese marriage, this print shows the ironaoshi ceremony in which the bride is helped by attendants to change from her white silk wedding robes into ordinary clothes, which we see hanging on a rack.
Signature: Harunobu ga
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