Clearing Weather at Asakusa

by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

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Clearing Weather at Asakusa by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

Harunobu (1724 - 1770) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Clearing Weather at Asakusa

Series; Eight Views of Contemporary Edo
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Clearing Weather at Asakusa - Charming image of a beauty and a young samurai smoking a pipe in a shop where toothbrushes and other goods are displayed on a rack at left. The samurai reaches into a tobacco pouch with one hand as he looks back at the woman, having kicked off one of his sandals. A charming design, beautifully detailed.

Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.

Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

Image Size - 11 1/8" x 7 7/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Creasing at top edge.

Clearing Weather at Asakusa by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Clearing Weather at Asakusa by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

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