Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunichika
Title Left to right: Sawamura Tanosuke as a woman, and Ichimura Uzaemon and Kawarazaki Gonjuro as firemen
Edo no Hana Hikari Zensei – Bright Flourishing Flowers of Edo
Date 4/1864
Publisher Manzen
Format Oban triptych (28 5/8" X 14 1/2")
Comment "Flowers of Edo" refers to the frequent fires in a city built mainly of wood. Firefighters on ladders can be seen in silhouette amidst the smoke and flames in the background. The firefighter on the right wears the typical fireman's padded coat with a carp design.
Price $375.
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