Yamashiro, Snow at Fukakusa, Ono no Komachi and Shii no Shosho, No. 23 - Wonderful scene of the lovestruck young Shii no Shosho, waiting outside the window of the famous poet Ono no Komachi. He vowed to travel from Kyoto to Fukakusa each night for one hundred nights, through rain and snow, to earn the opportunity to meet with the object of his affection. Sadly, he died on the final night of his pilgrimage before he was able to meet the passionate young beauty. Here he stands quietly in the show as the poet peeks out her window at him. The inset above shows his umbrella during a rainstorm, framed by jagged lightning. A handsome image from this tragic love story.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few small spots in margins. Please see photos for details.
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