This scroll shows a member of a daimyô
procession (daimyô sankin-totai
) during the Edo
era. At that time, it was the duty of the lords to seasonally reside in the court of the shôgun
. Thus they often had to walk large distances from the provinces to Edo
. Generally, these travels were extensively celebrated. The kagemono
shows a man carrying a packed kyudo
bow tith accessories.Honshi
: Ink, handpainted on paper.
Artist: Unknown but with seal.
Date: Probably between 1920 and 1940 (Late in Taishô
– Early in Shôwa
Length: approx. 170 cm
Width: approx. 40 cm
Material of the endpieces (jikubô
Condition: Moderate, pale colours, honshi
slightly brown due to its age, five water spots on the left side. Stronger buckles. Some spots on the rear side are reinforced. Despite the mentioned defects caused by its old age, the scroll is without doubt a very interesting and rare scroll.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photos/scans.