by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido by Two Brushes
Kanagawa: Panoramic View from Kanagawadai toward Yokohama Honmaku; Spear Carrier from the Ofudamaki Festival, 1854 - Intriguing image from a Hiroshige and Toyokuni III collaborative series known as "The Tokaido by Two Brushes." In the foreground, a waitress kneels next to a palanquin with a tray holding a cup of tea. She smiles over her shoulder a she watches a spear carrier during the Ofudamaki Festival at Yasaka Shrine in Totsuka, near Kanagawa. The annual festival involves men dressing as women for good luck and hand out ofuda or talismans, so the spear carrier wears a woman's wig adorned with ribbons as he strolls along, enjoying a snack from a wooden pick in his hand. The seascape by Hiroshige above shows a view from Kanagawadai toward Yokohama Honmaku, with larger ships and smaller boats moving along the shoreline. An interesting subject, also in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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