Izumo Province, Taisha, Depiction of Hotohoto, 1853 - Terrific Hiroshige scene depicting young women near the Izumo Shrine during hotohoto, a local New Year celebration in Izumo Province. During the festival, young people would dress in disguises and go from house to house to get small gifts. Here, three beauties have kimono draped over their heads and carry trays of fruit and greenery, pausing briefly to chat beneath tall trees. The background features more trees and figures, and a torii gate at right, all rendered in soft silhouette against a misty gray sky. A lovely, atmospheric design.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Light toning, slight soiling at edges, a couple creases. Please see photos for details.
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