Shofuku: Mother and Child

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Shofuku: Mother and Child by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shofuku: Mother and Child

Series; Eastern Customs: Enumerated Blessings

Eastern Customs: Enumerated Blessings - Attractive image from a Chikanobu series published from about 1887 to 1890. These charming scenes illustrate words that include the syllable fuku (or huku), which has many different meanings, but the primary meaning is blessing or good fortune. Women, children, and families are shown in daily life, playing games, enjoying different traditions, and celebrating festivals and events. Beautifully drawn with fine detail and vibrant color, these lovely Chikanobu designs offer a wonderful look at life in Japan during the Meiji era. A rarely seen series and a nice choice for a collector.

Shofuku: Mother and Child - Charming image of a mother cradling a baby to her chest. She smiles down at the infant with delight as she cuddles the child with both hands. Her companion at right displays a bright pink kimono decorated lucky cranes, bamboo, and blossoms. A young girl stands behind the mother, watching with interest. Wonderful color and detail in the attractive clothing and household furnishings, including burnishing on the black collar and the black lacquer trim of the panel decorated with Mt. Fuji below the alcove at upper left.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper.

Shofuku: Mother and Child by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Shofuku: Mother and Child by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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