Utagawa KUNINAO Pictorial lanterns Edo Strange occupation Woodblock print Book. SHINJI ANDON (lit God’s Ritual lantern) Vol. 4 About 44 pages, most of the pages have impressive color woodcut images illustrated by KUNINAO. Original cover and title slip. A color woodcut printing book which collects the Ukiyo-e of the Eiri-andon (pictorial lanterns). It is a beautiful and funny lantern that has enriched the rituals of Japanese Shinto since the Edo period. There were mainly fairy tales, famous scenes of samurai warriors, everyday scenes of the people of Edo, and caricatures were drawn together with comical tanka poetry (Kyoka). Pictorial lanterns can be seen not only in Shinto events, but also in Kabuki-za and Asakusa Nakamise even now. Painter: Utagawa KUNINAO Publisher: Yoshikawa Hanshichi Described only in Vol. 3 Date: According to the preface was issued in Bunsei 8 (1829). But supposedly the 3rd ed issued to Meiji era (From the color of the cover). Size : Maximum length 9.25. This book has been registered as 000003281359 National Diet Library. If you want more look at the Interesting book. Please check out other items I have listed. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item “Utagawa KUNINAO Pictorial lanterns Edo Strange occupation Woodblock print Book” is in sale since Sunday, June 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “zoookiss” and is located in japan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Origin: Asian
- Special Attributes: Illustrated
- Binding: Japanese-style book binding (Thread)
- Print type: Woodblock print
- Condition: Good. Binding tight. All page complete.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Topic: Fine Arts: Collections
- Subject: Pictorial lanterns of Japanese Shinto