Pleasure/Music (Raku), 1854 - Lovely scene of Prince Genji enjoying some musical entertainment. The nobleman sits on a verandah, relaxing and smiling as the beauty in the center plays a kokyu, a small instrument similar to a shamisen but played upright with a bow. Behind her, a girl dances about, gracefully waving a fan and stretching out the sleeve of her iris print kimono. At right, two women play the flute and the biwa, a Japanese lute. Red and white paper lanterns hang overhead, adding a festive air, while blossoming cherry trees fill the background. A charming image with wonderful detail in the elegant kimono fabrics and delicate embossing in the cherry blossoms and white kimono collars.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Wormholes, repaired. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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