Exhibition of Firemen - Interesting depiction of the New Year exhibition of firemen, a ceremony known as "Dezomeshiki." The members of the different fire brigades gather together in a procession designed to ensure fire safety for the New Year. Here, men perform acrobatic stunts called "hashigonori" atop a ladder carried by their fellow firemen. Each group is identified by a fringed brigade standard or matoi. The background is rendered in blue with buildings in white outlines with the peak of Mt. Fuji in the distance, and a lumberyard at left. A nicely detailed image of this annual tradition.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A few repairs, wrinkling throughout. Please see photos for details.
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