New Year's Day

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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New Year's Day by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
New Year's Day

Series; Events in Edo throughout the Year

New Year's Day - Fantastic triptych showing a busy street along the river at New Year's, with several kites flying overhead, including one of Daruma, the father of Zen Buddhism. At left, a young boy tugs on the string of a yakko-dako or man kite, while another boy prepares to launch his kite with a scene of crashing waves and a red sun. At right, two beauties play a traditional New Year's game of battledore and shuttlecock, using decorative paddles and a feathered shuttlecock, which hangs in the air above them. A kitten plays with a ball between two young girls, and a monkey trainer makes his way through the crowd, the animal clinging to his back. A lively scene, full of wonderful detail and color. A fantastic image for a collector interested in kite subjects or holiday celebrations in old Japan.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14" x 27 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. Vertical fold at side. Small repair, a few creases at edges.

New Year's Day by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
New Year's Day by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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