Sakai Basai / The Sand-Dredging Festival (Sunamochi Matsuri) / 1856Sakai Basai
The Sand-Dredging Festival (Sunamochi Matsuri)

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Creator Name: Basai, Sakai
Creator Nationality: Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1828 - ?
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Sakai Basai
Title: The Sand-Dredging Festival (Sunamochi Matsuri)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1856
Creation End Date: 1856
Creation Date: 1856
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions: Painting only: 128.6cm x 56.5cm, Including mounting: 193.7cm x 77.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1991.44
Credit Line: Kelvin Smith Fund
Style or Period: Japan, Edo (1615-1868)-Meiji (1868-1912) periods
Context: Depicted here is a festival celebrating the dredging and hauling of sand for the construction of large shrine and temple buildings. This ceremony has been long associated with Kyoto and the Kamo River, which runs through the center of the city. Note the large effigies of a shrimp and a mushroom mounted on carts making their way through the crowds.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1991.44
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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