The Obitoki Ceremony, from the series Current Manners in Eastern Brocade (Fûzoku Azuma no nishiki)
about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)
Hirano 1939, #0589; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #8.18, and pl. 4
Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.3 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.13960, 21.5622
A seven-year-old girl wore an adult-style obi for the first time when she visited the shrine for the Shichigosan festival.
September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection