In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823

by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Original Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock Print
In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823

Series; Four Seasons in the Pleasure Quarters: Annual Events in the Yoshiwara
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Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823 - Attractive portrait of a courtesan sitting on the railing of a verandah, looking down over her shoulder, her mouth slightly agape. Her kimono is bordered with autumn grasses and flowers, and she holds a fan decorated with blue Chinese bellflowers. A black and white dotted robe is neatly folded over the railing beside her. An inset at upper left shows a kamuro or child apprentice looking up at the sweet flag or iris decorating the curtains of a teahouse for the Tango Festival in the fifth month. A charming design and a classic Eisen beauty subject.

Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)

Image Size - 15 1/8" x 10 1/8"

Condition - Nice detail. Thinning and losses at edges, a few holes, repaired. A few creases.

In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)
In the Fifth Month, Sweet Flag for the Tango Festival: Yoyoyama of the Matsubaya, circa 1821 - 1823 by Eisen (1790 - 1848)

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