The First Tea of the Year Surimono

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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The First Tea of the Year Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The First Tea of the Year Surimono

Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.

Comments - Attractive surimono design of a beauty holding a teakettle, a tray with bowls nearby as she prepares to serve the first tea of the New Year. Another woman and a young child peer into a brazier on the floor filled with glowing red coals. A charming design. Includes metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the screen and the brazier.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling, and offsetting, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

The First Tea of the Year Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
The First Tea of the Year Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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