Arts and Designs of Japan
February Selection February 2018

Artist Tamenobu
Title Tokaido Meisho – Hizakurige Gajo
Famous Places along the Tokaido – Shank's Mare
Date c. 1918
Format Album of 70 pages – 60 pages of prints, 10 of text; plus covers (14 1/8" X 9 3/4")
Comment Minor stains on last few pages, covers worn
This is a Tokaido series based on the novel Hizakurige (Shank's Mare – A Journey on Foot) by Jippensha Ikku. It tells the raucous story of two travelers, Kitahachi and Yajirobei, who have many misadventures in their trip along the Tokaido. The first print in the series is a portrait of the two. Five prints are shown here.
Price $1200.
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