Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Samurai Toy Print, 1898
Omocha-e - Omocha-e are toy prints, encompassing a wide range of woodblocks designed for play or learning. Omocha-e became popular with both children and adults in the late Edo and Meiji eras. Subjects range from games, puzzles, and paper dolls to groups of household furnishings, articles of clothing, or wigs, along with construction toys to cut out and build. Others can be folded to create small booklets, or double-sided cards or paper dolls. Many feature wonderful detail or bright color. These attractive and fun prints are an interesting choice to collect or display. This design features nine samurai on horseback in various poses.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. A few small tears at edges. Toning, a few creases and marks. Please see photos for details.