Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate

Series; Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, 1872

Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations - Terrific design from a Tokaido Road series pairing images with verses in calligraphy for the different stations. Different artists contributed designs, including Yoshitora and Kunisada II. The large pictures include landscapes, figures from history and legend, and scenes from kabuki plays and folktales. Several prints feature comic illustrations, including the adventures and mishaps of Kita and Yaji, the bumbling travelers from the popular novel "Shank's Mare." Others include travelers in Western attire or distinctly modern Meiji subjects. These imaginative prints are beautifully detailed with attractive color and fine line work, and offer an interesting Meiji era take on the classic Tokaido subject. A great choice for collectors interested in life along the Tokaido Road.

Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate - Charming scene of two beauties pausing for a rest at Nawate as they travel along the Tokaido near Asakasa. One woman uses her companion's pipe to light her own as they take a break to smoke and relax. Another traveler rides on horseback behind them, a rounded green hill topped with pine trees in the distance and a faint red glow spreading along the horizon as the sun sets. A large tree frames a view of a horse and peasant at upper left. An interesting design.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper.

Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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