Kunisada I Triptych Geishas at Mokubo Temple
Japanese Woodblock Triptych “Bijin Snow Scene”. It is also known as Evening Snow at Mokubo Temple. From the Series 8 Views of Edo. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III). 1786 to 1864.
Original Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi.
Original Date: c. 1830 Edo Era
This edition: Genuine woodblock print, hand carved & printed on genuine native Mulberry tree Washi paper. From a limited edition of only 200 print sets. Published by Adachi Tokyo ca 1960’s
Mounted & framed to Museum conservation standard. True Vue 99% Anti UV Glass. Print tipped to acid free foam core backing & mat by rice paper hinges. Upper corners & wheatflour starch adhesive.
A Beautiful winter triptych of beauties. Bijin, Geisha or Courtesans arriving by boat to visit Mokubo Temple. Two women set out across the snow, lifting the hems of their kimono as they walk along on tall wooden geta sandals. A wooden bridge arches across the Sumida River in the background. The railings are covered with snow as flakes gently fall through the pale gray sky. A fantastic scene, beautifully detailed and colored with soft shading in the water.
Kunisada 1 also known as Toyokuni III (1786 to 1864) Also known as Gototei, Kochoro, Ichiyosai, Toyokuni III, Shozo.