by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
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Yashu, Snow at Sano, Saimyo-ji, Sano Genzaemon and His Wife Shirotae, No. 32 - Intriguing scene of a Buddhist monk arriving unexpectedly at the rather shabby home of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in Yashu. The poor man and his wife treated the surprise visitor with as much honor as they could, even burning Tsuneyo's prized bonsai trees to cook a meal for him. The monk was actually the retired regent Hojo Tokiyori, who was disguised during an intelligence gathering mission. The inset above shows Tsuneyo's poor starving horse in his stable. A beautifully detailed illustration of this story.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Toning, slight soiling. Some prints have a few creases at edges or marks. Please see photos for details.
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