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. An unusual and interesting group.
Artist - Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)
Image Size - 13" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Losses and thinning at edges, repaired. A few creases and spots, rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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