Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Transfer of the Capital to Tokyo, 1897

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Transfer of the Capital to Tokyo, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Transfer of the Capital to Tokyo, 1897

Comments - Handsome five-panel scene of a festival procession in 1897 celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the transfer of the capital to Tokyo. Two bearers lead the way carrying heavy red lacquer trunks, followed by women carrying blue umbrellas and dressed in colorful kimono. Lion dancers are next, dressed in identical costumes of purple and red kimono tucked into yellow and green plaid pants, with straw hats decorated with large red peony blossoms. In the background, a group of yakko or footmen in short black kimono toss two fringed standards back and forth while other porters carry large chests. An attractively colored and detailed design.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 46 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Five separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. Horizontal folds. Creasing, slight soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.

Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Transfer of the Capital to Tokyo, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Transfer of the Capital to Tokyo, 1897 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)