Artist: Yashima Gakutei
Title: Benten - Seven Lucky Gods
Date: Originally in Edo era. This one is a Meiji A-copy published in early 1890s.
Details & Prices: Yashima Gakutei: Benten - Seven Lucky Gods - Artelino
From the series "Mitate Shichifukujin" (Allusion to the Seven Lucky Gods) Privately published for the Shippo poetry club. Goddess Benten, the patron of music, is playing "Biwa" (Japanese lute). Meiji A-copy surimono were made mainly for exports. They were elaborately made with metallic pigments and embossing. For many of them, their originals no longer exist.