Viewing Noh and Umbrella Giveaway Ceremony - Fascinating triptych of townspeople on their way to view a Noh performance for the coronation ceremony. As part of the festivities, the shogun is giving away free umbrellas to the people. Chaos ensues as merchants struggle over the pile of umbrellas while the shogun's retainers hand them out. A border of yellow-edged clouds separates the figures in the foreground from a view of the palace above. At upper left, the Noh play features performers on stage as the characters Jo and Uba in a drama about the spirits of the twinned pine trees of Takasago and Sumiyoshi. In the foreground, a beautiful tiled roof features a large ceramic carp decoration. An intriguing subject with interesting traditional architectural elements in the three buildings of the palace that are visible.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight offsetting. Please see photos for details.
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