Comments - Charming advertising blank of a basket of flowers. Known as hikifuda, advertising handbills or circulars became popular in Japan beginning in the Edo era. Colorful, decorative designs with were printed with large blank areas for the merchant to add his store name and other information. This attractive design features colorful pink and white blossoms at lower right with narcissuses and blossoming plum branches along the left. A purple tasseled cord is tied to a ring at the top of the handle, and the background is softly shaded from pink to yellow. Includes a dusting of mica along the bottom of the basket. A fun and unusual collectible.
Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)
Image Size - Page size 14 7/8" x 10"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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