Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

Tokyojiman Meibutsu-e

Size: 36 cm by 24 cm (14.17 in by 9.45 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kunichika

Era: Meiji

Price: 12,500 yen (click to see conversions)

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Description: Product placement ... 1890's style! The series is 'Famous Products of Tokyo', and this one features a nori paste, sold in tins. A similar product is still very popular in supermarkets these days.

The print has very high production values: delicately tinted gradations, fine hair carving, front rubbing on her kimono, a 'nunome-zuri' background (printed in imitation of fabric) ... The nori company must have been willing to pay quite a high price!

The other two panels seem to be promoting some kind of financial services (lower right), and a dyer (lower left).

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