Choosing a Lucky Day for a Wedding. Series “the Life of the Japanese”. Kawahara Keiga.

Choosing a Lucky Day for a Wedding. Series “the Life of the Japanese”.
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-34/39(10)
Image ID: 3708325
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-34/39(10)
Title:
Choosing a Lucky Day for a Wedding. Series “the Life of the Japanese”.
Author:
Kawahara Keiga
Dating:
1820-s
Location:
Japan
Materials:
silk textile, Japanese watercolours, ink, Japanese washigami paper, glue
Technics:
painting on silk
Dimensions, cm:
35.5 × 46.8
Collector:
Siebold, von Philipp Frantz
Commentation:
Depict the parents of the groom (?), who are choosing a propitious day for a wedding. The father of the groom is holding a half-opened fan, a symbol of good fortune and prosperity for his descendants. In front of the fortuneteller we see a compass and an almanac showing lucky and unlucky days. In the basket we see drinking vessels.