Original Nobukazu (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ceremony on the Occasion of the Meiji Emperor's Silver Wedding Anniversary, 1894
Comments - Handsome depiction of a ceremony celebrating the Silver Wedding Anniversary of the Meiji Emperor and Empress. The royal couple sits on a platform behind a table covered with a red fringed cloth, the emperor in a military uniform and the empress wearing the latest European fashions. In the center of the floor, a low table holds an auspicious arrangement of pine, plum, and bamboo, along with figures of the elderly couple Jo and Uba, symbolizing fidelity and marital happiness, and a turtle with moss growing from its shell, denoting longevity. Nicely detailed. An interesting depiction of this historic event.
Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small losses and holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.