Artist: 楊州周延/Toyohara Chikanobu 1838 – 1912
Original Japanese woodblock print. Printed in 1885.
From the series: Events in Edo Throughout the Year 江戸砂子年中行事
Lovely Chikanobu triptych of a Japanese traditional children’s day. Children of the samurai family are enjoying a Boys’ Festival on the 5th of May. A giant black cloth carp flies in the sky as a symbol of success in the boys’ lives. Beneath the carp a group of boys are performing ritual combat.
The picture is full of symbols of the festival.
This print with excellent colour and detail as shown.
Please see photos for details. Very good antique condition.
This print is a Triptych.
Dimensions of each: Height 37cm Width 25cm (x 3)