This painting depicts humanlike figures with antennae engaged in a festival procession. They transport a gourd like a float, with two teams pulling ropes in front, and others maneuvering it with poles from behind. They are accompanied by flutes and drums, urged on by a dancer holding a fan and a branch. The inscription is attributed to the monk-painter Motsurin Joto (Bokusai), well known in Japan as a disciple of Ikkyu Sojun and an accomplished portrait artist.
Credit Line: Text courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art.