Japanese Woodblock Prints
Chikanobu - Eastern Brocades: #32 Iga no Tsubone
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Chikanobu - Eastern Brocades: #32 Iga no Tsubone

$ 450.00

Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Series: Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared

Scene: #32 Iga no Tsubone (Azuma nishiki chūya kurabe)

Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō

Date: 1886

Size: 13 1/2  x 9 3/8"

Japanese woodblock print

Lady Iga was in service to Emperor Godaigo (1288-1339), who was exiled to the mountains of Yoshino where he established an alternative imperial court. His palace there was haunted by the ghost of Sasaki Kiyotada, who had been executed after poorly advising the emperor. Iga no Tsubone courageously confronted the spirit, which then did not return. (Coats p.127)

Inset: Lady Iga showing great physical strength felling a tree.  (Coats p.127)

Fine color and impression, no backing, trimming at right and bottom

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