This woman with her elegantly layered
gown (kimono) is rolling up a scroll
painting with a landscape view. Behind her
on the right, there is a box and soft cloth
to store it in.
Vertical scroll paintings like this might
be hung up in special display areas
(tokonoma) in Japanese houses and
changed according to the seasons.


  • Title: Returning Boats
  • Creator: Toyokuni I, Utagawa
  • Date Created: 1792/1794
  • Type: woodblock print
  • Rights: ©Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

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