Spring Ceremony: Playing Music in the Imperial Court, 1877

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Spring Ceremony: Playing Music in the Imperial Court, 1877 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Spring Ceremony: Playing Music in the Imperial Court, 1877

Comments - Lovely scene of the Meiji Empress and her ladies-in-waiting enjoying an outing to view the blossoming cherry trees. The trees are covered with clouds of delicately shaded pink and white blossoms, a striped curtain tied to the trunks to provide privacy for the group. At left, a beauty unwraps a bento box of refreshments next to a tobacco set. Behind her, another woman peers through a telescope on a stand. At right, a woman carries a one-stringed zither to provide music for the group. An attractive design, beautifully detailed with embossing on the white kimono.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small hole, repaired. Slight ink bleeding, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Spring Ceremony: Playing Music in the Imperial Court, 1877 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Spring Ceremony: Playing Music in the Imperial Court, 1877 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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