Children at Play: Festival of Social Reform, 1868 - Satirical print depicting children at play, enacting a festival of social reform as the country enters a new era under the Meiji Emperor. At lower left, a boy dressed as a priest in a gray spider web tunic and black hat carries a wand of paper used in Shinto purification rituals called a gohei. A group of boys follows behind carrying a large straw wrapped cask of sake in place of a festival float, one child standing behind it waving a fan and shouting. At upper left, a group looks on, one boy scratching his head in a puzzled manner while a beauty and an elderly woman hold another boy by the hand and shoulder. An interesting and unusual subject.shinto gohei
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning and creasing, a couple stains. Please see photos for details.
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