Ariwara no Narihira

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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Ariwara no Narihira by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ariwara no Narihira

Series; A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry

Ariwara no Narihira - Lovely image of a woman and a young boy fulling cloth on the banks of a river on a moonlit night. They kneel on a straw mat on the shore, beating the fabric with wooden mallets against a fulling block to entangle the fibers and produce a stronger cloth. Beside them a farmer carries a large basket filled with grain. Geese settle on the water for the night, with others seen in silhouette descending against the softly glowing full moon. A beautiful illustration of a verse by the ninth-century poet Ariwara no Narihira, with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky. A rare design to find in reprint.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 19 7/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple small creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.

Ariwara no Narihira by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Ariwara no Narihira by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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