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   250 Years of Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books

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Morikawa CHIKASHIGE (active 1869 - 82)

The Kabuki actor, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of the 10thC chief Minister to the Emperor, Ono No Tofu, who was encouraged in his studies as a student by watching a frog trying to climb a willow stem hanging over a stream,

As with the frog, Ono No Tofu was successful in achieving his goal (passing the entrance exam) on the eighth attempt.


published c. 1890       


from the estate of Maloclm Forrest, UK











image detail

original woodblock diptych print , 37 x 52 cm


SOLD $1800








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