Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Firemen's Ri Brigade, 10th group
Asajigahara: Onoe Kikujiro II as the poor girl of the Lonely House
Series Edo no Hana Meisho-e – Flowers of Edo, Views of Famous Places
Date 4/1862
Publisher Katoya Seibei
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14")
Comment This series highlights the fire brigades that dealt with the many "flowers of Edo," the fires that were so common in the huge wooden city. The harimaze format also featured designs by several artists on each print. Hiroshige II designed the bowl in the top section and the tree in the bottom left is signed Shogetsu. In the bottom right, the girl grabs the arm of the old cannibal woman who is holding a mirror. MFA #11.42488
Price $175.
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