Dancing the Bon Odori

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, second quarter, 17th century
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 35.2 x 152.8 cm (13 7/8 x 60 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1901.171
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
Buddhism, celebration, dance, drum, Edo period (1615 - 1868), flute, Japan, music, Nichiren Buddhism, shamisen, umbrella
Provenance

To 1901
Yamanaka & Company, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher No. 32, December 1901, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Harold P. Stern. Ukiyo-e Painting. Exh. cat. Washington and Baltimore, 1973. cat. 12, pp. 30-31.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum