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Chapter 1, Kiritsubo - Toyohara  Kunichika prints

Chapter 1, Kiritsubo

By Toyohara Kunichika

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Chapter 1, Kiritsubo - Toyohara  Kunichika print

Toyohara Kunichika

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Date: 1884

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 36 by 24.3 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $425 (excl. taxes)


From the series "Fifty-Four Modern Feelings (Matched with the Fifty-Four Chapters of Genji)," the date on the left-hand margin, on todoke Meiji - nen - hachi gatsu - niche (respectfuly reporting Meiji - year - 8th month - day) followed by the address of the publisher, Hongin-cho, Ni-chome, Juni banchi (Hongin [Ginza] area, 2nd town, 12th district), his name, Takegawa Seikichi, and the carver's mark Hori Gin, ca. 1884

oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 36 by 24.3 cm

This composition depicts Genji's mother Kiritsubo seated before her mirror in preparation to see her husband, the Emperor. An attendant holds an ornate robe on a tray, presumably the overly sumptuous robe which was given to Kiritsubo by the Emperor. The gift invited much jealousy in the court.

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