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.
Kintaro Refereeing a Fight between a Rooster and a Tengu Surimono - Fantastic surimono design of the wild golden boy Kintaro refereeing a wrestling match between a rooster and a mythical creature called a tengu. The child leaps up on one foot holding a traditional sumo wrestler referee's fan, watching the rooster intently as the tengu springs into the air. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Slight soiling, a few small marks. Please see photos for details.
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