Comments - Charming scene of beauties enjoying music at New Year's. The seated woman at right smiles as she plays a shamisen, a koto resting on the floor nearby. The beauty at left wears a kimono with an unusual pattern of egrets in flight with flowers in place of their bodies. At upper right, a kagami mochi or mirror rice cake rests atop a bed of greenery on a black lacquer stand. The kagami mochi is used as a holiday decoration, then broken open and eaten in a traditional Shinto rite in January. An attractive subject.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Wormholes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, staining, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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