Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Relocation of the Grand Shrine of Ise
Comments - Handsome scene depicting the transfer ceremony at Ise Shrine to move sacred treasures from the old building to the new one. Every twenty years, the shrine buildings are reconstructed as part of the Shinto belief in the impermanence of all things and the death and renewal of nature. A procession of priests and nobleman passes solemnly through the gate, with priests unrolling a white cloth for the Emperor, who is shielded from view by cloth awnings. The men wear formal court robes and a group of priests near the front of the line carries flaming torches. Clouds frame the scene at left and right. An attractive design with fine detail and soft shading. A beautifully printed design from a small group of Taisho era reprints by Otsukakogeisha Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, which began publishing in 1919.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 1/2" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light diagonal crease at each corner from original publisher mounting. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.