Playing a Poetry Game

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Playing a Poetry Game by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Playing a Poetry Game

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Playing a Poetry Game - Charming scene of Prince Genji and a beauty under a blossoming cherry tree, enjoying a poetry game called "kyokusui no utage" along the edge of a river. Dating back to the Heian era, the game involved setting a sake cup afloat. Downstream, each participant had to quickly compose a 31-syllable poem before the cup floated past. The writer then got to retrieve the cup from the water and drink the sake. An attractive spring scene, nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.Charming scene of Prince Genji and a beauty under a blossoming cherry tree, enjoying a poetry game called "kyokusui no utage" along the edge of a river. Dating back to the Heian era, the game involved setting a sake cup afloat. Downstream, each participant had to quickly compose a 31-syllable poem before the cup floated past. The writer then got to retrieve the cup from the water and drink the sake. An attractive spring scene, nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.Charming scene of Prince Genji and a beauty under a blossoming cherry tree, enjoying a poetry game called "kyokusui no utage" along the edge of a river. Dating back to the Heian era, the game involved setting a sake cup afloat. Downstream, each participant had to quickly compose a 31-syllable poem before the cup floated past. The writer then got to retrieve the cup from the water and drink the sake. An attractive spring scene, nicely detailed with embossing on the white kimono collar and trim.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal folds. A few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling. Please see photos for details.

Playing a Poetry Game by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Playing a Poetry Game by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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