Comments - Handsome kabuki print depicting the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara. The two beauties at left are dressed in men's attire for the procession, each carrying a large red lantern with writing on it and a folding fan decorated with a blossom. The outer kimono of the woman at left features a carp leaping up a water fall, while the beauty in the center wears a robe with a dragon clutching a jewel on it. At right, a courtesan watches them with a displeased expression, her lips firmly set. Behind them, people wander about the street as they prepare for the celebration. An intriguing subject with large expressive figures, nicely detailed.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few creases at edges and repairs, a couple stains. Please see photos for details.
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