Kiyomizu Komachi

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Kiyomizu Komachi by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiyomizu Komachi

Series; Modern Seven Komachi, 1851

Modern Seven Komachi - Handsome design from an 1851 Kuniyoshi series depicting kabuki actors in scenes associated with the famous ninth-century poetess Ono no Komachi. The subjects are taken from a series of seven Noh plays (Nanakomachi) dealing with legendary events during the beauty's life. A rarely seen series and an interesting choice for a Kuniyoshi collector.

Kiyomizu Komachi - Lovely portrait of Bando Shuka I as a beauty standing next to the Otowa Falls at Kiyomizudera in Kyoto. She smiles happily as she looks back over her shoulder at the rushing water, an ornate pipe in her hand. She wears a colorful kimono patterned with fans, lifting her robe with one hand. The water splashes over the rocky cliff into a narrow stream winding through the background. The episode refers to an exchange of poems between Ono no Komachi and the priest Henjou at Kiyomizudera Temple. A charming design with attractive color and fine shading.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 3/4"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Folds at side. Stitching holes at side, a couple holes, repaired.

Kiyomizu Komachi by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Kiyomizu Komachi by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)