Toyohara Chikanobu: Emperor Observing Sericulture - 富貴之春蚕之繁栄 - Ohmi Gallery

Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu

Title: Emperor Observing Sericulture - 富貴之春蚕之繁栄

Date: 1883

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Dated 1883 (Meiji 16), this print has very little Japanese text so I do not know much about it, however it depicts the Emperor Meiji visiting an establishment that produces silk. In the background at left is a portrait of the silk Deity Kinugasa 「絹笠大明神(きぬがさだいみょうじん)」. This is a spring scene, as witnessed by the blossoming cherry trees outside. Untrimmed, full image including full margins, unblacked, separate sheets, each 37 x 25cm. This item is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

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