Crazy Pictures of Famous Places in
Archery Attendants Grabbing a Client at the Shinmei Shrine in Shiba; Nio, the Guardian King, Attending the Year-end Festival at Asakusa, 1881 - Unusual uncut page featuring two designs from this lively Yoshitoshi series. The top image shows an archery attendant at Shinmei Shrine in Shiba grabbing a startled man in the street to make him a customer. The hapless victim loses his hat and a parcel as he struggles to free himself, while inside the room behind them, a woman applies makeup with a brush as she looks into a mirror. Below, a nio or guardian figure attends the year-end festival in Asakusa, scowling as the crowd jeers and points at him. These sheets were designed to be cut apart and sold as two separate chuban prints, so it's rare to find an uncut page. A great choice for a collector.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - Each image 6 3/8" x 8 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning, slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.