Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870

Comments - Terrific image of the shirabyoshi dancers Imamurasaki and Shosho performing at the House of the Golden Vase (Kinpeiro) teahouse, accompanied by musicians and chanters. The two women wave their fans and raise their sleeves gracefully, turning to smile at each other. Dressed in layers of beautiful kimono, they wear tall men's court caps tied under the chin with a purple cord. Their fans are decorated with cranes, pine trees, and a turtle, all symbols of good luck and longevity. A small boy holds a hand drum at left, with a row of women chanting and playing shamisen behind him. A fantastic composition, with large colorful figures, fine embossed detail on the white kimono collars and boy's pants, a burnished pattern on the purple kimono, and burnishing on the black lacquer reading stands at upper left.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/8

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Slight curling.

Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Imamurasaki and Shosho Dancing at the House of the Golden Vase, 1870 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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