Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Modern Customs Hakamagi Ceremony, 1895
Comments - Handsome scene of a women preparing for a hakamagi, a ceremony where a child at the age of five first wears pants called hakama. The ritual takes place during the Shichigosan or Seven-Five-Three Festival, a rite of passage celebrating the growth and health of children ages seven, five, and three. Here, a woman carries a platter of fish on a tray, pausing to chat with a companion in the garden. At right, an alcove holds a scroll featuring the Lucky God Ebisu. A charming design with a nicely detailed setting. Includes burnishing on the black coat.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal and diagonal folds. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.