Osaka Prints - Produced in the Kansai region, including
Distinctly different artistic styles also emerged in Edo and
Much like the style of the prints, the demand for ukiyo-e in the cities of
Comments - Terrific, full oban Osaka kabuki triptych depicting a pilgrim doing penance beneath a rushing waterfall as a samurai confronts him. The samurai frowns angrily as he holds up a torch, wearing a colorful print kimono over a suit of armor, a white sash tied around his forehead. The pilgrim stares back at him with an alarmed expression as water splashing over his head and shoulders. A beauty at right watches with a smile, holding a naginata with both hands. Her red robe features a chrysanthemum pattern with tie-dyed butterflies, tied with a black obi featuring yellow and purple medallions. A wonderful design with large expressive figures, beautifully detailed with embossing in the white kimono, burnishing in the armor, and vibrant colored, in a striking natural setting.
Artist - Sadanobu II (1848 - 1940)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds near seams between panels. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.