Comments - Terrific scene depicting a procession of beauties on an outing to view cherry blossoms. In the center, one woman takes a beauty by the hand while another holds an umbrella over her, a scroll suspended above the beauty's head. Two women lead the way carrying trunks over their shoulders, followed by a beauty carrying a standard protectively wrapped in fabric. Three women armed with samurai swords bring up the rear of the procession, next to a young girl carrying an elegant lacquer box draped with cloth. The blue sky is framed with pink and white cherry blossoms. A beautiful scene with faint embossing on the white kimono trim.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 29 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Thinning along vertical fold in one panel, thinning spots and small holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, slight rubbing at edges, staining at corners. Please see photos for details.