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Sugoroku Game Board, 1848 - Fantastic, large format, Edo era sugoroku game board featuring people in scenes from everyday life. Sugoroku is a dice game similar to snakes and ladders that was popular with both adults and children. The wide variety of subjects includes mostly Buddhist imagery, such as a portrait of a monk, temples, scenes with deities and rays of light in the sky, pilgrims climbing a mountain, and a view of Hell with people being dipped into a bowling cauldron by demons, along with samurai hunting, a geisha dancing for guests, and examples of filial piety. A great design with wonderful detail.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 20 7/8" x 23 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two attached sheets, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Horizontal and vertical folds. A few repairs and stains, slight rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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