Girls' Day and Doll Festival

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Girls' Day and Doll Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Girls' Day and Doll Festival

Comments - Beautiful Chikanobu triptych of upper-class women and children attending Girls' Day festivities in a lovely park, the scene framed by blossoming cherry trees. Traditionally, Girls' Day involved praying for the health and happiness of daughters as well as the display of dolls at the homes of Japanese girls. At right a large tiered display holds rows of dolls representing the Emperor and Empress and members of the court, along with offerings. Women and girls prepare offerings for the display at right, while the group at left unpacks a special meal. Wonderful color and detail, including embossing on the white kimono collars and trim, and burnishing on the black kimono and the black lacquer objects on the display.. A lovely design and a nice choice for a collector interested in Japanese festivals or dolls.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Slight thinning at edge, repaired. Light vertical fold in right panel.

Girls' Day and Doll Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Girls' Day and Doll Festival by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)