Edo: The Customs of Ladies-in-Waiting in the Mansions of the Daimyô (Edo, zashikikata jochû fûzoku), from the book Onna geibun sansai zue, vol. 5

女芸文三才図会 「江戸 座敷方女中風俗」

Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month
Artist Tsukioka Settei (Japanese, 1710–1786)


One page; 23.3 x 16 cm (9 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Two pages shot together: RES.53.216 (left), RES.53.217 (right)
The intact book: 2009.3775.1-4 (volumes 2-5 only)
In this posthumous edition of the book, several pages at the beginning of each volume are printed in black, pink, and green, with the remaining illustrations in ink only. These two illustrations are not adjacent to each other in the MFA impression of the book.


(this picture unsigned)


1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse