Visiting Senso-ji Temple - Terrific triptych showing upper-class women of the Tokugawa era paying a visit to a Senso-ji Temple, which is also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple. In the center, two attendants escort a young beauty, one leading her by the hand and the other sheltering her with an umbrella as they approach the steps. A young girl follows behind carrying a parcel wrapped in cloth, while another woman kneels respectfully at the foot of the stairs at right. Three roosters mill about on the stone walkway, and pigeons are perched on the lantern at right. The women are beautifully dressed in colorful kimono and obi, and some have white cloths pinned protectively around their hairstyles. Beautifully detailed with embossing in the white kimono collars and the white rooster's feathers, and burnishing in the hair and the black kimono. A handsome Chikanobu subject with an attractive setting.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28"
Condition - This print with excellent color as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Please see photos for details.