Sake Ceremony at the Shogun's Palace, 1897

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Sake Ceremony at the Shogun's Palace, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sake Ceremony at the Shogun's Palace, 1897

Comments - Handsome triptych of a group of daimyo and retainers receiving cups of sake during a ceremony at the shogun's palace. Three men sit in the center next to trays piled high with shallow sake cups, offering cups and pouring sake from long-handled servers for the lords who kneel respectfully before them with outstretched arms. A row of samurai waits quietly for their turn, as those who have completed the ritual pass by a servant at far left to receive a new kimono on the way out. A terrific view of this solemn event, with fine detail in the intricate fabric patterns and touches of burnishing.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Light vertical lines where backing papers meet. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and marks. Please see photos for details.

Sake Ceremony at the Shogun's Palace, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Sake Ceremony at the Shogun's Palace, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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