return to site entrance    
   
 
     
   

   250 Years of Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books

 
Gallery East

406 Hamilton Road
LAKE COOGEE
Perth 6166, W.A.
Australia

Ph: (61 8)64989833
Mob: 0405 698 799
admin@galleryeast.com.au

Gallery Hours:: by appontment

menu
 

Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797 - 1861)

Waterfall-striped Materials in Answer to Earnest Prayer
(Daigwan jôju ari-ga-taki-jima, 大願成就有ヶ瀧縞)
Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô
c. 1845

This series consists of ten half-length portraits of beautiful women (bijin) wearing striped kimono.  Each print has a poem and an inset picture of a waterfall. 


Beauty: A pensive girl leaning on an armrest contemplating a tied scroll
Inset: Sugawara Michizane (845-903), who had been banished to Dazaifu on false accusations, making his daily ascent of Mount Tempai with his favorite plum tree, which miraculously followed him into exile, in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

original woodblock print 36.5 x 25 cm

Aus.$1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Copyright Gallery East. All rights reserved |

Site last updated on March, 2005 |

Design Galleryeast &EAT