Chikanobu: Mother and child drinking AmazakeChikanobu: Mother and child drinking Amazake
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Toyohara (Yôshû) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

A mother and her little son sipping amazake (sweet fermented rice drink) at a street refreshment stall. The woman gazes pensively at a dog sitting in front of them.

On top: Guo Ju digging up a pot of gold that will spare his sons’s life.

Title: Guo Ju (No. 16) – jap. Kakukyo

Series: Nijû-shi ko mitate e-awase (Juxtaposed Pictures of Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety)

Signature: Yôshû Chikanobu

Block carver: Hori Asa (Asahisa Ryûtarô)

Publisher: Hasegawa Tsunejirô, Tokio

Date: Hasegawa Tsunejirô, Tokio

Size: Oban, 33,7 x 22,3 cm

Very good impression, fine fresh colours. Retains old album backing. Small brownish stain on right margin, else very good condition.

Literature: Bruce A. Coats, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Leiden, 2006, P. 154 ff