Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at just $89, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Enjoy browsing this selection of prints from the Age of the Samurai!
Toyokuni I's Kabuki Portraits - The great ukiyo-e master Toyokuni I is best known for his expressive kabuki designs. His portraits were part of a new trend in creating actor images that more closely resembled the real actor as seen on stage, rather than the idealized portraits that predominated the genre earlier. Toyokuni I dominated the field of actor portraits for nearly three decades, creating bold, dynamic images in his own recognizable style.
Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4"
Condition - Good detail. Light horizontal centerfold. A few wormholes, repaired. A few creases at edges.
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