Kuniyoshi (Bijin)
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Sekidera Komachi


Artist: Kuniyoshi (Bijin)
Date: 1851
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (14 by 10 ins)
Description: The poem relating to this design reads, Wretch that I am–a floating waterweed, broken from its roots. If a stream should beckon, I would follow it, I think.
Series: Modern Seven Komachi (Imayô nana Komachi)
Condition: Slight trimming to top, otherwise fine. Retains Japanese album backing.
Impression: Fine
Notes: This series of prints depict the seven legends concerning Ono no Komachi, a beautiful ninth century poetess. The seven legends are taken from the ‘Nanakomachi’ noh plays, which deal with apocryphal incidents from the poetess’s life (hence the title Nanakomachi).
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