Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

Snake and Two Melons

Size: 21.5cm by 19.5cm (8.46 in by 7.68 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Totoya Hokkei

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 13,000$ 110.00£ 85.50€ 99.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: A green snake is passing between two melons coiling itself on a decorated stand (sanbo) used at a festival. We can appreciate the embossing of the printing technique that is very evident on the delimitation lines of the stand.

This print was a surimono (privately published works, used for gifts or sometimes for making announcements) and includes a syllable poem in the background emulating the singing of the snake itself.


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