Sankyoku Music at the Kinpeiro, 1870 - Terrific depiction of a sankyoku or "three instrument" ensemble of courtesans at the modern Kinpeiro house. The beauty at left plays the kokyu, an instrument similar to the shamisen but played upright with a bow. Her companion in the center kneels beside a koto, while the courtesan at right performs on the shamisen. She wears a fantastic kimono patterned with a fierce tiger in a bamboo grove. The woman in the center's robe features mandarin ducks and chrysanthemums. Behind them, glass windows overlook a balcony with glass lanterns trimmed with tassels, and blossoming cherry trees beyond. A lovely detailed with wonderful detail. The first time we've seen this subject.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small repairs, wrinkling throughout, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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