The Syllable So for Somemoyo: Osome and Hisamatsu

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Syllable So for Somemoyo: Osome and Hisamatsu by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Syllable So for Somemoyo: Osome and Hisamatsu

Series; The Seven Variations of the Iroha, 1856
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The Seven Variations of the Iroha - Handsome design from Toyokuni III's 1856 series pairing kabuki scenes with the kana syllabary in iroha order. These lively images feature expressive figures in handsomely detailed settings. Attractively colored, many include deluxe printing techniques such as bokashi shading or embossing. The red title cartouche at upper right appears to emerge from a demon's mouth, with a text panel next to it in the form of a folding screen. Also in 1856, Toyokuni III completed a supplement series in a very similar format using numbers instead of syllables. A great example of Toyokuni III's fine kabuki prints.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few small wormholes, small loss at corner, repaired. Please see photos for details.

The Syllable So for Somemoyo: Osome and Hisamatsu by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Syllable So for Somemoyo: Osome and Hisamatsu by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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