From the Uchida Publisher Archives - We were fortunate to purchase a wonderful collection of 20th century prints directly from the archives of the Uchida Art Company of
Bamboo Cutting Festival at Kurama Tanzaku Print - Interesting depiction of the annual bamboo cutting festival at Kurama Temple north of Kyoto. Buddhist monks compete to cut four pieces of bamboo, representing snakes. They are dressed as medieval fighting monks known as "sohei," wearing a dark gray vest over a white robe and pants, with a white headdress. Here, a monk uses a knife to cut a large stalk of bamboo, the pole resting against his shoulder as he works. An intriguing look at this ancient ceremony thought to bring a good harvest.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 3 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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