MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Scroll
DIMENSIONS: 7 X 142 inches (about 12 feet in length)
CONDITION: Fine colors, well painted, fair to good shape for the age.
ITEM ID: 1634
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A Volume of Wedding Ceremony Kit

DATE
Year: 1789
Decade: 1780s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)
Notes: 1789 -the date scribbled beside the name of Iwayama Shoudayu at the end of the scroll seems to be the last year of Tenmei (天明)/ the first year of Kansei(寛政)

Hand painted Japanese manuscript scroll about Kimono Furniture and equipment for wedding ceremonies.

At the end of this scroll are the names or signatures of samurais, including those of two famous feudal lords of Ogasawara family, who are Ogasawara Nagatoki (小笠原長時) and Ogasawara Sadayoshi (小笠原貞慶). Their names are seen on the right end. The addressee whose name is on the left end is apparently Iwayama Shoudayu (岩山庄太夫). A lozenge crest of Ogasawara Family can be seen on the center item. A characteristic lozenge crest of Ogasawara Family is on the tray.

Scholar Sugihiko Uchida commented, “The title is ‘A Volume of Wedding Ceremony Kit’. The names or signatures of samurais, including those of two famous feudal lords of Ogasawara family, who are Ogasawara Nagatoki (小笠原長時) and Ogasawara Sadayoshi (小笠原貞慶). Their names are seen on the right end. The addressee whose name is on the left end is apparently Iwayama Shoudayu (岩山庄太夫). The date scribbled beside the name of Iwayama Shoudayu seems to be the last year of Tenmei (天明)/ the first year of Kansei(寛政)(1789), although I am not sure of it. In any case, this date (if I read it correctly) is much later than the era of Ogasawara Nagatoki and his son Sadayoshi.”