Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Image: 11 × 8 in. (27.9 × 20.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1922
Not on view
In old Japan, autumn comprised the seventh, eighth, and ninth months of the lunar calendar. The print shows a woman in the blue-and-white striped "yukata" and a girl looking through the open "shoji" at the right, where bamboo and poem-slip decorations for the Tanabata Festival (seventh day of the seventh month) are seen above the housetops. The lantern hanging outside the "shoji" is also a Tanabata decoration.