Edo, Snow on Narihira Bridge in Honjo, Courtesans of the Arimaya, Clamseller Yokichi, and Onogawa Kisaburo, No. 41 - Poignant image of the young clamseller Yokichi kneeling in the snow outside the Arimaya brothel. After learning that his beloved sister Otaki had committed suicide after being sold into prostitution, he traveled to Arimaya to learn more about her fate. He wipes a tear from his eye as the courtesans look down at him with expressions of concern. In the inset above, Otaki's cat has become a monster after her death and the samurai Onogawa Kisaburo fights off the creature with a sword. A moving story, illustrated with attractive color and detailed with embossing on the white kimono collars.
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. Wormhole in margin, repaired. Please see photos for details.
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