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Ningyo-cho, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ningyo-cho, 1858

Series; Famous Places of Edo Compared with One Hundred Beautiful Women
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, 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. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Ningyo-cho, 1858 - Charming scene of a seated beauty examining the label on a package, smiling slightly as she looks down. Several other products rest on the floor in front of her. She wears a pretty kimono shaded from rose to light gray, patterned with yellow blossoms and tie-dyed birds in flight, tied with a black print obi. Her hair is pulled back into a smooth knot, adorned with floral ornaments. The inset above shows the Ningyo-cho neighborhood, with a sign on the roof of a shop hung with blue and white curtains. An attractive portrait, nicely colored and detailed with fine line work in the hair and embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 9 7/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Horizontal centerfold. A few creases at edges and repairs.

Ningyo-cho, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Ningyo-cho, 1858 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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