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Hakkei - Parody on Returning Sails

Size: 41.0cm by 27.0cm (16.14 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 5,000$ 37.00£ 29.50€ 34.25

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Description: This print is one of Kuniyoshi's series, 人間万事愛婦美八卦意, 8 Views of Incidents in Daily Life. The title comes from the combination of the eight trigrams of divination and the eight views of Omi.

Set in the storefront of a pawnshop, which served as a bank for the common people in the Edo period, this print depicts a woman with a pipe talking with a pawnbroker. The woman’s rough and bold character is well conveyed.

This particular print is a post-war reproduction by Yamada Shoin. Printer: Hoshino / Carver: Koike


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