Matchmaking at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, 1868

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Matchmaking at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Matchmaking at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, 1868

Comments - Fantastic, comic print or giga of matchmaking taking place at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, a site famous for matchmaking. Two groups of men seem to be arguing, gesturing and pointing at each other angrily. At left, a warrior in armor retrains his friend, grabbing him by the wrist. A monk in the center attempts to pacify the groups, holding his arms out in a stopping motion. At top center, a blue-skinned demon peers around a pillar, frightening a man who shrieks in terror, leaping out of the way. An intriguing early subject by Yoshitoshi, also in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 18" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical and diagonal folds. A couple wormholes, small loss and thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, rubbing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Matchmaking at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Matchmaking at the Grand Shrine of Izumo, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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