Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859

by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

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Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

Original Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859

Series; Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo

Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859 - Hirokage was a student of the great master Hiroshige, and around 1860 he did a series parodying Hiroshige's "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo." These comic views illustrate humorous mishaps and accidents or poke fun at traditions. Here, mishaps occur to a group of passengers riding the Yoroi Ferry, with what appears to be a giant ink brush attacking a beauty. At upper right, a traditional Tanabata holiday decoration of poem slips tied to a bamboo stalk flutter in the wind. A fun twist on the usual famous views of Edo, offering a humorous and entertaining look at daily life. Would make an unusual and interesting addition to any woodblock collection.

Artist - Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 5/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. A couple creases at edges and repairs.

Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)
Tanabata Festival at the Yoroi Ferry, 1859 by Hirokage (active circa 1855 - 1865)

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