Edo, Snow on Narihira Bridge in Honjo, Courtesans of the Arimaya, Clamseller Yokichi, and Onogawa Kisaburo, No. 41 - Poignant image of the young clamseller Yokichi kneeling in the snow outside the Arimaya brothel. After learning that his beloved sister Otaki had committed suicide after being sold into prostitution, he traveled to Arimaya to learn more about her fate. He wipes a tear from his eye as the courtesans look down at him with expressions of concern. In the inset above, Otaki's cat has become a monster after her death and the samurai Onogawa Kisaburo fights off the creature with a sword. A moving story, illustrated with attractive color.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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