A Moonlit Evening in the Saruwaka Theater District, 1864

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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A Moonlit Evening in the Saruwaka Theater District, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Moonlit Evening in the Saruwaka Theater District, 1864

Comments - Handsome triptych showing Prince Genji and several beauties strolling through the Saruwaka theater district on a moonlit night. He stands in the center of the street holding a fan, smiling as he chats with the beauty at left. She smiles back at him, shyly raising her kimono sleeve to her chin. She wears a lovely kimono shaded from deep purple to soft green and patterned with plum blossoms. Pedestrians crowd the street lined with kabuki theaters and shops, and a young girl at right carries a large paper lantern. A full moon glows overhead in the evening sky. An attractive scene with wonderful architectural detail in the setting.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 14" x 29" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning and holes along vertical fold at side of two panels, small losses at edges, repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

A Moonlit Evening in the Saruwaka Theater District, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
A Moonlit Evening in the Saruwaka Theater District, 1864 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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