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Myriad Birds (set of 15)

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

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 150,000$ 1119.00£ 899.00€ 1050.00

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Description: Kitagawa Utamaro, a Japanese artist from the late 1700s, created a trilogy of Kyoka picture books based on humorous verses. These books were themed around Insects, Shells, and Birds, and were all produced by Juzaburo Tsutaya, a great publisher. The set called "Momo Chidori Kyoka Awase" is a playful poetry contest centered around birds. The set includes prints of thirty different birds species, using elaborate techniques such as karazuri and kimedashi (embossing), and printed with delicate colors.

This version of the set is a reproduction that was published by Yuyudo at some point after the post-war period.

Here is the list of the prints included in the set:
1. Penduline tit (yamagara) and Bush warbler (uguisu)
2. Mallard (kamo) and Common kingfisher (kawasemi)
3. Tree sparrow (murasuzume) and Rock dove (hato)
4. Cormorant (u) and Egret (sagi)
5. Jay (kakesu) and Boreal owl (fukuro)
6. Goshawk (taka)and Thick-billed shrike (mozu)
7. Yellow-billed grosbeak (mamemawashi) and Male white-backed pecker (kitsutsuki)
8. Scops owl (mimizuku) and Bullfinch (uso)
9. Winter wren (misosazai) and Snipe (shigi)
10. Barn swallow (tsubame) and Male pheasant (kiji)
11. Quail (uzura) and Skylark (hibari)
12. Great tit (shijukara) and Japanese robin (komadori)
13. Domestic fowl (niwatori) and Meadow bunting (hojiro)
14. Long-tailed tit (enaga) and Japanese white-eye (mejiro)
15. Copper pheasant (yamadori) and White wagtail (sekirei)

The print size of each piece is displayed, and the outer box size is 55 x 36 x 6 cm.

The set is in good condition overall.

It comes with descriptive pamphlets written in Japanese.

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