by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Rice Planting Festival, 1877 - Fascinating scene of upper-class ladies attending a rice planting festival. The group of beauties gathers under a tent at the edge of the rice field as musicians and dancers perform a special dance to pray for a successful crop and harvest. The identically dressed dancers move through the water in unison, holding rice plants upright in their hands as a flute and drums accompany them. A great image of this annual event. Nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collars. A rarely seen Chikanobu design.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds. A couple small losses and tears at edges, pinholes along top and bottom edges, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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