Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Chikanobu
Title Asajigahara – The young weaver
Series Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe – Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared
Date January 9, 1886
Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujiro
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14 1/8")
Comment Light backing
A husband returns from a long absence to find his wife still as young as when he left. He had gone to sell the silk she wove, but had been detained by warfare. By the next morning she has disappeared and he realizes she was a ghost.
Price $200.
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