Girls' Day Festival

by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

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Girls' Day Festival by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Koryusai (1735 - 1790) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Girls' Day Festival

Comments - Interesting scene of a young beauty kneeling on the floor, tugging at the robe of a man as he reaches for a sweet on the Girls' Day Festival display. Traditionally, Girls' Day involved praying for the health and happiness of daughters as well as the display of hina dolls at the homes of Japanese girls. Here, a tiered display covered with red cloth holds dolls representing the Emperor and Empress on the top level, along with offerings and vases of flowers. The man frowns back at the beauty, holding his sleeve out of the way. A sewing kit rests on the floor before her, with a pair of scissor and thread wrapped around a card. A terrific subject with wonderful detail in the setting, including embossing in the shoji windows.

Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Image Size - 11 1/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Girls' Day Festival by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Girls' Day Festival by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)