Period: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Title: Dawn moon of the Shinto rites. No. 33 from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Libertson
Object Number: 2000.156.010
During the full moon of the sixth lunar month, the Sanno festival is celebrated with a procession to accompany an image of the Shinto Mountain King. Here a dancer in elaborate costume stands atop one of the festival floats waving a gohei wand with Shinto paper symbols. We watch the scene from the viewpoint of a member of the crowd looking up toward the full moon, which was printed with a bright metallic pigment. (“Moon," curated by Ellen Avril and presented at the Johnson Museum August 25, 2018-January 13, 2019)
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