Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.
Yanagiyadai Restaurant, Odaharacho, Surimono - Handsome surimono of a large tai fish or sea bream and a lobster representing the Yanagiyadai Restaurant in Odaharacho. This design comes from surimono series depicting famous products of Edo, commissioned by the Gogawa Club. Wonderful embossed detail in the scales on the fish's belly and the lobster's back. A great subject seldom seen in reprint.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 9" x 7 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. Light toning and spotting. Please see photos for details.