Tea Ceremony and Playing Go - Charming triptych of beauties taking part in a tea ceremony. The hostess kneels at right, balancing a slender dipper atop a pot of water on a brazier. A tea caddy, whisk, and white cloth for wiping the tea bowl rest on the floor nearby. Her guests sit quietly before her, smiling as they wait with their hands resting in their laps. A large folding screen at right is decorated with pink and white blossoms, while two small lacquer stands hold floral arrangements. At left, two upper-class beauties play a game of go while a third watches. Each wears a sumptuously patterned kimono and obi. An attractive illustration of this time-honored ritual and a favorite game.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/4" + top margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A few small holes, repaired. Slight toning, a few small spots, light stain at edge. Please see photos for details.
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