Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

Bird and Plum Blossoms

Size: 38.0cm by 17.5cm (14.96 in by 6.89 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 12,000$ 105.00£ 86.75€ 99.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: There are many Hiroshige tanzaku-ban prints available (a single sheet of washi cut into four strips vertically), but this mitsugiri-ban (a single sheet cut into thirds, resulting in a wider print), is more rare.

The bird in this image is sometimes described as an onaga-dori, a type of rooster, but we are really not so sure about that attribution ...

[Update: A lady in Zurich, apparently quite knowledgeable about bird species, tells us, "This is hands-down a red-billed blue magpie. "]


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