Comments - Beautiful winter triptych of beauties arriving by boat to visit Mokubo Temple. Two women set out across the snow, lifting the hems of their kimono as they walk along on tall wooden geta sandals. A wooden bridge arches across the Sumida River in the background, the railings covered with snow as flakes gently fall through the pale gray sky. A fantastic scene, beautifully detailed and colored with soft shading in the water.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15" x 30 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Please see photos for details.