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Tsuba with Fox's Wedding Procession
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Tsuba with Fox's Wedding Procession


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Description The fox's wedding procession ("Kitsune yome-iri") is said to occur when sun shines during a rain storm or when a small chain of distant lights can be seen at dusk. This subject also appears in paintings, such as examples by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858). The procession of foxes can be seen along the bottom of the tsuba on both sides. The bride is in the palanquin at the lower right on the front. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 元廣; [Translation] Motohiro (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 18th-early 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
copper, shakudo, gold; copper, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1262.2
Measurements
H: 2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm)
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Not On View

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