Omocha-e - Omocha-e are toy prints, encompassing a wide range of woodblocks designed for play or learning. Omocha-e became popular with both children and adults in the late Edo and Meiji eras. Subjects range from games, puzzles, and paper dolls to groups of household furnishings, articles of clothing, or wigs, along with construction toys to cut out and build. Others can be folded to create small booklets, or double-sided cards or paper dolls. Many feature wonderful detail or bright color. These attractive and fun prints are an interesting choice to collect or display.
Comments - Interesting omocha-e or toy print featuring 96 small images, alternating striped rectangles with people, animals, and objects. Includes a bird dressed as a yakko or footman, a red oni or demon, and a Buddhist deity.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 12 7/8" x 5 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with heavy paper. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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