Seventh Month Pilgrimage at Sensojo Temple - Interesting image of a young boy tugging on his mother's black obi. He tumbles backwards, looking over his shoulder as smoke billows from the hibachi on the floor behind him. The beauty wears a lovely patterned kimono in shades of pink and rose, her hair pulled back into a bun tied with a red ribbon and adorned with hairpins. This is one of ten prints in Kunisada's series, "The Pride of Edo," comparing beautiful young women with the famous places of Edo.
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 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.