Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Tokusa Kari (Gathering Rushes)
Adachi Limited Edition Beauties - In 1967, the venerable Adachi Publisher of Tokyo released a limited edition series of 25 classic ukiyo-e beauty subjects. These beautiful reprints feature masterworks by Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eisho, and others, including some subjects seldom seen in reprint. Printed with fine line work and attractive color, some designs feature deluxe treatments such as embossing or shimmering mica. Limited to 500 sets, each print is numbered on the reverse with a special Adachi publisher's seal. A wonderful opportunity to collect a lovely bijin reprint from a great limited edition release.
Comments - Beautiful Hokusai print depicting an old man returning home with his harvest of rushes tied to a pole over his shoulder. He crosses a narrow bridge above the undulating current of a river, a full moon visible in the darkening sky as evening falls. The subject comes from the Noh play of an old man who makes his living selling these rushes. For years he has been looking for his missing son, who had run away from home. The design is the favorite from the series, for it conveys a sense of the aging man's profound solitude.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 19 5/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.