No. 49, Naito Shinjuku, 1861

by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

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No. 49, Naito Shinjuku, 1861 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

Original Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865) Japanese Woodblock Print
No. 49, Naito Shinjuku, 1861

Series; Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo

Hirokage's Comical Views of Edo - Hirokage was a student of the great master Hiroshige, and around 1860 he did a series parodying Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." These comic views illustrate humorous mishaps and accidents, such as workmen falling off scaffolding and ending up covered in plaster, or a man tripping and upsetting noodles all over the head of his friend. Other images poke fun at traditions, with a badger parading as shogun or kite flying using a daimyo's cap as a weight on the kite string. These comic scenes create a fun twist on the usual famous views of Edo, offering a humorous and entertaining look at daily life. Prints from this series would make an unusual and interesting addition to any woodblock collection.

Artist - Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

Image Size - 13" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A couple wormholes, repaired. Slight thinning, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

No. 49, Naito Shinjuku, 1861 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)
No. 49, Naito Shinjuku, 1861 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

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