Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Shuncho
Title People walking in front of a print shop
From the book Ehon Sakae-gusa (Picturebook of a Prosperous Household)
Date 1790
Publisher Izumiya Ichibei
Format Book pages (10 1/2" X 8 3/8")
Comment Two book pages mounted on thicker paper
See Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 450 for a description of this book. It follows a young girl through marriage, childbirth and eventually taking her young son on his first visit to a temple. On the way, they pass a book store apparently belonging to the publisher Izumiya Ichibei, whose mark (Senichi) is in the upper right.
Price $150.
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