Seishi of Shinagawaro Viewing Cherry Blossoms

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Seishi of Shinagawaro Viewing Cherry Blossoms by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Seishi of Shinagawaro Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Series; Thirty-six Enchanting Flowers (Enshoku Sanjurokukasen)

Thirty-six Enchanting Flowers - Lovely image from an unusual Kunichika series titled "Thirty-six Enchanting Flowers," designed in 1881. Each print pairs a poem by one of the Thirty-six Immortal Poets with well-known contemporary beauties, the "enchanting flowers" of the series title, involved in daily activities. The women are shown playing music, taking a dancing lesson, greeting a visitor, or strolling outdoors. These vibrantly colored, beautifully detailed woodblocks offer a charming look at Meiji era life. Although the beauties wear traditional dress, look for signs of modernization, like Western-style cloth umbrellas, modern buildings with glass windows, European-style carpets, and even a train. An intriguing series.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Vertical fold at side. Small tear at edge, repaired. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Seishi of Shinagawaro Viewing Cherry Blossoms by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Seishi of Shinagawaro Viewing Cherry Blossoms by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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