The Marriage Ceremony

Suzuki Harunobu Japanese

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From a narrative series of seven sheets describing the traditional Japanese marriage, this print shows the ironaoshi ceremony in which the bride is helped by attendants to change from her white silk wedding robes into ordinary clothes, which we see hanging on a rack.

The Marriage Ceremony, Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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