Comments - Lovely scene of courtesans at the Shinagawa-ya in Fukagawa practicing ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. At bottom left, a beauty places daffodils in an ornate vase. A very young girl stands behind her holding a pitcher of water. In the center, a kneeling woman uses a scissors to trim the base of a flowering branch. She wears a blue outer kimono with a striking design of a large anchor and rope, and smaller seashells and birds. The room opens onto a courtyard garden with a large pine tree. Beautifully detailed with vibrant color. A handsome design.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 3/4" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight separation along vertical fold at side of each panel, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling, slight rubbing at edge. Please see photos for details.
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