Comments - Lovely triptych depicting the courtesans of the House of the Golden Vase enjoying a variety of amusements in their free time. At left, a woman trims a flower stem with a pair of scissors as she arranges flowers in a low vase on a stand. In the center, a beauty plays the koto while her standing companion fingers a shakuhachi flute. At right, a group of women write poems slips and paint verses on fans. The modern establishment includes glass windows, rendered with a pale blue tint, and an ornate lantern decorated with beads and tassels. A terrific design with wonderful color and detail, including embossing on the white kimono collars and trim and burnishing on the black kimono.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small repairs, wrinkling throughout. Please see photos for details.