Toyohara Chikanobu, "Hojoe, Autumn"
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The Buddhist ritual, hojoe, was practiced to demonstrate one's respect for living things by capturing and then releasing, rather than killing, small animals. Here a small boy is excited to see a small turtle held captive on a string. The ritual is often practiced in Fall, as shown in the background of this triptych.
Date: c. 1895
Size: Oban Triptych
Condition: Excellent color and condition, backed
Frame Shown: 22" x 40" x 3/4", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) was one of the Meiji-periodâ's most prolific and well-known master woodblock printmakers, particularly in the genre of beautiful women prints (bijin-ga). His woodblock prints exemplify the skill and craftsmanship of woodblock printmaking following height of ukiyo-e in the Edo period.
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).