Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Miyamoto Musashi Paper Model Set
Paper Model Sets - Fuji Arts is pleased to offer a terrific group of complete and uncut paper model sets. These entertaining 19th century prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles.
Not many complete sets survive. Collectors are lucky to own a single print from a model set - a complete paper model scene is an almost unprecedented opportunity. These are incredibly rare pieces and would make a terrific addition to any collection. Take advantage of this great opportunity before it passes you by - bid now!
Comments - Great, three-panel paper model set featuring a kabuki play based on the life of the famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. This scene depicts the legendary meeting between the young warrior and the great master Tuskahara Bokuden. The pair is shown practicing martial arts in a rustic mountain cabin in winter, with the elderly man wielding a wooden pot lid to block the blows of his student. The shabby cabin is wonderfully detailed with cracks in the plaster and cobwebs. Includes a small boy and a beauty leading an ox in the snowy yard. A terrific subject, complete and uncut.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - Each panel approximately 13 5/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This item with separate panels. Bright and clean. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is usual for paper model prints. Please see photos for details.