Ink painting and colors on paper and on gold leaf background. The decor is a group of men and women richly dressed in brightly colored kimonos around a huge cherry blossom. A parterre of eyelet and various plants on a background of hills delicately decorate the rest of the screen.
Japan. Period : Edo (1603-1868) early 19th century.
This type of painting called "Machi-Eshi" or "town painting" is attributed to independent painters, some of whom have received training in painting schools like Tosa or Kano. They worked mainly for wealthy merchants or artisans. Their contribution is important to the development of genre painting (fuzokuga) and everyday life in the tradition of prints (ukiyo-e).