Seventh Month: Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, 1889

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Seventh Month: Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Seventh Month: Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, 1889

Comments - Attractive Chikanobu design from his triptych series depicting the seasonal entertainments of upper-class ladies in Edo throughout the year. In this subject, women enjoy a walk during the Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, banners flying high over the city in the background. At right, a young girl reaches forward eagerly for a bowl held out by a street vendor in a tie-dyed kimono. In the center, a young boy carrying a parcel wrapped in green cloth around his shoulders stops to wave at a small dog following along at his feet. Behind them, a nobleman's procession crosses the square. A charming design, beautifully detailed, including light embossing on the white kimono trim.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 1/2" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds at sides. Thinning at edges, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.

Seventh Month: Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Seventh Month: Tanabata Festival at Sujikai Mitsuke Crossroads, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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