By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain

Series; Seven Komachi

A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of Tokyo has published some of the finest reprints of classic ukiyo-e designs. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the company produced reprints with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work and even wood grain detail. Published in 1938, this handsome reprint group features designs by master artists such as Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eishi, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Sharaku, and others. Each features a Takamizawa publisher seal on the  reverse. A great opportunity to acquire a high quality reprint of a famous Edo era subject.

By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain - Handsome design of a beauty caught during a sudden rain shower, a parody of a famous incident in the life of the Heian era poet Ono no Komachi, when she prayed for rain and saved the country from drought. She hurriedly puts up her umbrella as she slips one foot into her tall wooden geta clog, the other leg still curled up beside her. She wears a beautiful kimono bordered with a pattern of morning glories climbing a trellis. A charming subject, attractively colored and shaded.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 55/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole at edge, repaired. Toning. Please note, this print does not have the Takamizawa seal on the reverse. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)