Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846

Series; Hodomoyoshi’s Fashionable Otsu Pictures

Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846 - Terrific image from Kuniyoshi's series pairing figures with otsu-e, traditional folk paintings sold to travelers during the Edo era in Otsu on Lake Biwa near Kyoto. Here, Kamada Matahachi carries an enormous pot over his shoulder, a broom in his other hand and a scroll and a saw tucked into his obi. The inset at upper rights shows Benkei carrying the temple bell from Mii-era. A great design from a rarely seen series.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + left margin as shown

Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Horizontal wrinkle near top. Stitching holes at side, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.

Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Kamada Matahachi; Benkei Carrying a Bell, circa 1845 - 1846 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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