Important Art Object Dancers

UnknownEdo period (17th century)

Suntory Museum of Art

Suntory Museum of Art
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

These paintings of graceful women, each dancing with a fan in one hand, are thought to date from the Kan’ei era (1624-44), when things were settling down, politically and socially, in the Edo period. While they are now each framed, these are assumed originally to have been mounted as a folding screen. The appeal of Dancers comes from the continuity of the dance and the detailed depiction of their clothing. The variety of designs used in their kosode is extraordinary.


  • Title: Important Art Object Dancers
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Edo period (17th century)
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w371 x h630 cm
  • Object Work Material (English): Set of six paintings
  • Object Title (Japanese): 重要美術品 舞踊図
  • Object Date (English): Edo period (17th century)
  • Category (Japanese): 絵画
  • Artist Name (Japanese): 不明
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Suntory Museum of Art

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