by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Series; Inner Chiyoda Palace (Chiyoda no Ooku)
Parading Pounded Rice Cakes - Wonderful triptych of young palace beauties watching a festival parade from a verandah. Giant mochi or rice cakes on floats are paraded through the streets in celebration of the New Year, pulled along by dozens of men dressed in matching robes. Two young girls gesture and smile at the antics of a group of entertainers dancing about at left, one of them wearing a lobster atop his head. Lovely color and detail in the sumptuous kimono fabrics, with delicate embossing on the white kimono trim. This image appears on page 172 of Bruce A. Coats's book "Chikanobu: Images of Modernity and Nostalgia." A wonderful look at this festive holiday celebration.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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