Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Elegant women with attendants in a parody of a daimyō's procession - this is the center 3 of 5 panels

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Dates: created,circa 1797
Dimensions: 31.0 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock prints

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi
(Marks 573 - seal 07-008)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - all 5 panels; Metropolitan Museum of Art - 3 panels including the one on the far left missing from the Lyon Collection; The National Museum of Asian Art - the full composition; Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej Manggha, Krakow - all 5 panels; Yale University Art Gallery - center panel misidentified as being by Kunisada;

Physical description:

There is another copy of the full pentaptych at the Worcester Art Museum.



1) In color - all 5 panels - in the frontispiece spread over two pages in Masterpieces of Japanese Prints: The European Collections - Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kodansha International, 1991.

2) In color over two pages in Japanese Prints by Catherine David, 2010, Éditions Place des Victoires, pp. 164-165.


There is another copy of this triptych in the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden.