Three Women Returning From the Fuji Festival
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
One sheet of incomplete triptych?
The straw snake held by the woman at right is a souvenir of the Fuji Festival celebrating the annual opening of Mount Fuji to pilgrims on the first day of the sixth month. Residents of Edo visited mounds representing Fuji in locations such as Asakusa or Komagome.
August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection