Ogura Imitation of the Hundred Poets (No:4). SOLD by Kuniyoshi

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Artist: Kuniyoshi
Title: Ogura Imitation of the Hundred Poets (No:4). SOLD
Reference: uk007
Medium: Woodblock
Size: 36.2 x 24.1cm
Date: 1845/6
Price: SOLD
Further Info:
Ogura Imitation of the Hundred Poets. The poem by Yamabe Akahito reads: `As I set out on, the beach of Tago,and look, I see the snow constantly falling, on the highest peak of Fuji, white as mulberry cloth`. A married woman (as indicated by her shaved eyebrows) is transferring ice from a large bowl to a food box. Behind her an unmarried woman ( as indicated by her eyebrows and long, `furisode` sleeves) is holding a straw-work snake (mugi-wara-saiku no ja) over the married woman her hand held over her mouth laughing. The straw-work snake is from the Fuji Sengen no Yashiro shrine in Komagome. The shrine was dedicated to the worship of Fuji. It was the custom, on the hottest day of the year, for wealthy samurai households to eat ice from Mt. Fuji. Good impression and colours, some wormholes and slightly dirty.

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