The Flowers of Edo Children's Amusements - Great design from Yoshitora's series "The Flowers of Edo Children's Amusements," a 64 print series depicting each of the 64 fire brigades in Edo. The term "Flowers of Edo" in the title here refers to fires. Each print features a portrait of a firemen holding his company's unique matoi, a fringed standard used to signal the location of a fire. Each wears a quilted jacket that could be wetted before firefighting for protection. A rarely seen series depicting these heroic firefighters.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Losses, small tears, and thinning at edges; a few holes, repaired. Creasing throughout, slight toning and soiling, rubbing at edges, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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