Pair of hanging scroll paintings - Silk - Hie shrine festival - Sannō matsuri 山王祭 (Sannō Festival) at Hie Shrine - Elephant and torii - Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?) - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)

Description
Pair of hanging scroll paintings - Silk - Hie shrine festival - Sannō matsuri 山王祭 (Sannō Festival) at Hie Shrine - Elephant and torii - Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?) - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)
Good condition, see description - 182×40×1 cm

Pair of hanging scroll paintings - Silk - Hie shrine festival - Sannō matsuri 山王祭 (Sannō Festival) at Hie Shrine - Elephant and torii - Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?) - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)

Pair of scrolls

Signed: Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?)

Date: 19th century (Edo period)

Kiribako inscribed with date: Late summer of Ansei 4 安政四年 (1857), Late Edo period and 'Nagasaki Matsuwaka Akitoshi Motoyuki' 長崎松若明年求之

Ink and pigments on silk, mounting on silk

182 x 40,5 cm (100 x 30,8 cm)

Hie shrine is a shrine located in Tokyo. In Edo period, it was the guardian shrine of Edo castle, hence the festival had been regarded an official and one of the biggest matsuri in Edo. The Sannō matsuri grew bigger and bigger, once they had three mikoshi (portable shrine) and sixty dashi (decorated cars). Following those cars, there were many spectacles called Tsuke-matsuri. People pulled decorated cars and theatres where the music was played. The while elephant tsukurimono costume was popular, it came out several times. In this elephant, four people take each leg, and paraded through the avenue of Edo.

Lot details
Object
Pair of hanging scroll paintings
Technique
Ink and colors on silk - Mounted on silk
Material
Silk
Period
19th century (Edo period)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?)
Theme/ depiction
Hie shrine festival
Title of artwork
Sannō matsuri 山王祭 (Sannō Festival) at Hie Shrine - Elephant and torii - Signed Santōen 山等淵 (?-?)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
182×40×1 cm
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