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Tomoeya Restaurant, 1852 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tomoeya Restaurant, 1852

Series; Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital
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Tomoeya Restaurant, 1852 - Great design of Bando Shuka I as the famous woman warrior Tomoe Gozen in the play "Hirakana Seisuiki." She looks back over her shoulder with a sly grin, her long hair flowing back over her shoulders. She wears a softly shaded kimono patterned with circular motifs over a red under robe and armor, clenching a blue cloth in her hand. The inset at upper left shows the back gate of the Kameido Tenmangu Shrine with visitors strolling about the grounds, while the still-life at right features small wooden bullfinches exchanged at the shrines as part of a festival each January, along with a spring of plum blossoms. Beautifully detailed with fine line work in the hair and embossing on the white collar.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Large tear across corner, small loss and thinning at edges, a few holes, repaired. Rubbing, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Tomoeya Restaurant, 1852 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Tomoeya Restaurant, 1852 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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