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Komachi Praying for Rain

Size: 29.5cm by 22.5cm (11.61 in by 8.86 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Suzuki Harunobu / Torii Kiyomitsu

Era: Pre-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 7,000$ 58.00£ 45.00€ 52.50 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is included in a set of 50 prints called "Ukiyo Ekagami," a collection of various artists and genres, which was probably a reproduction in the pre-war period.

There is Harunobu's signature on this print but The MET attributes this print to Torii Kiyomitsu.

The print depicts a parody of a kabuki play where the poetess Ono no Komachi succeeded in making rain happen for three days. She released the miniature boat she had in her hands into an imperial pond. This boat contained a card with a poem on it praying for rain. Thanks to the joyful and colorful patterns of the poetess’s kimono and one of the servants behind her who is holding the umbrella, the two figures stand out on the simple background.


There are slight red marks on the umbrella and are a few small chiri (mulberry bark scraps) at the upper part.

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