Poem Slips and Blossoming Plum Trees, 1886

by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

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Poem Slips and Blossoming Plum Trees, 1886 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

Original Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888) Japanese Woodblock Print
Poem Slips and Blossoming Plum Trees, 1886

Comments - Handsome scene of upper-class women gathered in an elegant room to compose poems and view the blossoming plum trees along the shore of a lake. In the center, a low table is set with a bonsai pine tree and a turtle with a mossy shell, symbols of longevity. Several young women bow respectfully, and a long-handled sake server rest on the carpeted floor between them. At right, a seated beauty holds a poem slip, while at left, a woman carries in a blossoming plum branch with two poem slips tied to it. Just beyond her, two attendants carry in trays holding mochi cakes and a pineapple. An attractive design with wonderful detail.

Artist - Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight soiling at edges. Numbers in ink in top margin. Please see photos for details.

Poem Slips and Blossoming Plum Trees, 1886 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)
Poem Slips and Blossoming Plum Trees, 1886 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

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