Going to the Shrine for the Obitoki Ceremony at the Shichigosan Festival

七五三の宮参り、御帯解きの儀

Japanese
Edo period
about 1788–90 (Tenmei 8–Kansei 2)
Artist Rekisentei Eiri (Japanese, active about 1781–1818), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 33.3 x 22.1 cm (13 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15005

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms a pair with 11.15006.

A seven-year-old girl wore an adult-style obi for the first time when she visited the shrine for the Shichigosan festival.

Signed

Eiri giga
栄里戯画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection