Three Women Returning From the Fuji Festival

麦藁蛇を持って富士かえり美人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4848

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Eishi ga
栄之画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection