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Yanagi-bashi

Size: 35.0cm by 24.0cm (13.78 in by 9.45 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Toyokuni and others

Era: Edo | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 18,000$ 170.00£ 125.00€ 140.00

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Description: A print from the Flowers Of Edo series by Toyokuni. It shows Actor Onoe Baiko IV as Yokogushi no Otomi, representing the Ni Fire Brigade, First Group, Yanagibashi.

The series name, "Flowers of Edo", refers to fires. Each title panel for prints in this series shows the lantern and matoi (identifying standard) of one brigade of firefighters (hikeshi) assigned to a district.

The title gives the name or number of a brigade, its group, and its district. The kabuki scene chosen to match is depicted below it.

There is a little trimming to the margin of this print and some very faint discolouration.


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