Bride's Procession to the Bridegroom's Home. Series “the Life of the Japanese”. Kawahara Keiga.

Bride's Procession to the Bridegroom's Home. Series “the Life of the Japanese”.
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-34/39(15)
Image ID: 3708335
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-34/39(15)
Title:
Bride's Procession to the Bridegroom's Home. 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:
32.6 × 44.3
Collector:
Siebold, von Philipp Frantz
Commentation:
List shows a bride followed by servants leaving the house into which she was born and moving to the house into which she is marrying. The servants are carrying lanterns decorated with the two families’ crests. Reading from the left, the items decorated with the crests include the following: The patterns used for decorations are from left to right: "Chopsticks laid across bowls" (two bars enclosed in a circle), kenkatabami (ken swords and katabami flower - Oxalis corniculata), baiju (plum blossom), and kikyo (Japanese bellflower, Planticodon Grandiflorum).