Image: 22 11/16 x 8 5/8 in. (57.7 x 21.9 cm)
Overall: 51 1/2 x 14in. (130.8 x 35.6 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Not on view
In the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter of the metropolis of Edo, it was customary for courtesans to wear white robes on the first day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. The tradition was captured in woodblock prints, which served as the inspiration for Ōtsu-e such as this one.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Otsu-e: Japanese Folk Paintings from the Helen and Edson Spencer Collection," November 16, 1994–January 8, 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," February 1, 2014–September 7, 2014.