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Twilight Snow at Mokuboji (set of 3)

Size: 40.5cm by 26.5cm (15.94 in by 10.43 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Kunisada

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 24,000$ 205.00£ 150.00€ 180.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This is a triptych titled "Twilight Snow at Mokuboji" (Mokuboji bosetsu) by Kunisada. The triptych, in turn, is from Kunisada's "Eight Views of Edo" (Edo hakkei) series.

"Three geishas arrive by boat at the grounds of the Mokuboji temple on the Uchikawa inlet, in the northern part of Edo. It is late winter and snow is falling heavily as night closes in. The women are probably on their way to the Uehan restaurant, named after its owner, Uekiya Hanemon. It is the most famous of several restaurants located in the vicinity of the temple.

"This series of eight triptychs depicts women of Edo and compares them with the eight traditional views of Lake Biwa."

Quoted from "Kunisada's World" by Sebastian Izzard, p. 78.

A magical print, brightly coloured.

These particular prints are post-war reproductions by Yamada Shoin. The block set was carved by Ito Susumu and Maeda Kentaro, and printing was by Maruyama-san, Hoshino-san, and Aoyagi-san. The YouTube video featuring Ito-san who deeply influenced Dave became one of the most viewed on his channel ...

The dimension listed is for each print separately; the price is for the entire set of three prints.


There are slight marks on the prints but they are in good condition overall. (It is, though, unfortunate that the publisher did not control his printers a little more carefully ... to try and keep the colors matched more closely across the three sheets.)

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