Picture of Daimyō Visiting the Castle on New Year's Day from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol.1"
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

The processions of all the daimyo, or domain lords, were one of the famous sights of the New Year in Edo. The daimyō leave from their Edo residences to arrive at the castle at about seven in the morning. The date of this paying of respects was arranged according to the rank of each daimyo and held not only on New Year's Day but went on over three days.