Festival at the Five Hundred Rakan Temple - Charming woodblock of a young mother nursing her baby under a mosquito net, with fine delicate detail in the netting. A lovely image of a tender moment between mother and child. The inset above features a view of the Temple of the Five Hundred Rakan.
Beautifully carved and printed by the venerable Ishu-Kankokai of Tokyo, this charming reprint is very rare and a wonderful choice for a collector interested in classic Edo era beauty designs.
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 - 14 3/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.