Original Nobukazu (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Guests Arriving for a Tea Ceremony
Comments - Lovely scene of a woman and her daughter arriving for a tea ceremony. The other guests kneel quietly on the floor in the center, the first woman holding the tea bowl with both hands. The beauty on the end waves a greeting to the newcomers, and the hostess at right smiles happily at her guests. She kneels in front of a brazier holding a kettle of hot water, a bamboo dipper resting across the top. A whisk and tea caddy are arranged on the floor nearby. The home is beautifully decorated with a hanging scroll of a dragon and Mt. Fuji, and a floral arrangement on a red lacquer stand. A niche at right holds a shamisen and a western-style clock with an alarm bell. Wonderful detail and color in the clothing and interior setting. A wonderful depiction of this age-old ceremony.
Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944) Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal folds. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Slight creasing, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.