Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Fireman's "E" Brigade, Group 5
Top: Ryudo - Lantern and Constellation; Bottom left:Tatsukawa, by Hiroshige II, Bottom right: Kawarazaki Gonjuro as Musashi Goro Sadayo
Series Edo no Hana Meisho-e – Flowers of Edo, Views of Famous Places
Date 2/1863
Publisher Katoya Seibei
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14 1/8")
Comment Burnishing on the black
The term "flowers of Edo" (Edo no Hana) can refer, among other things, to fires. The title panel for each print in this series shows the lanterns and identifying standard (matoi) for one of the brigades of firefighters (hikeshi) assigned to various districts.
Price $175.
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