by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Comments - Great triptych of the Meiji Imperial court attending the horse races around Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park. A festive atmosphere prevails with strings of colorful lanterns decorating the viewing pavilion and small toys descending from fireworks exploding in the sky. The toys include a tiger and small figures of Daruma and Fukurokuju, two of Japan's beloved Seven Lucky Gods. Fountains spray in the center of the pond as the riders make their way around the track. A lively scene with vivid color and fine detail, and a dramatic panoramic view of the race track. Includes a dusting of mica across the top of the sky.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple small losses in margin, a few small holes, a couple tears at edges, repaired. A few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.