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Lot 406: KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760 - 1849)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
里戸今Imato no sato (今戸里) – The village Imato. Depiction from Ehon Azuma asobi (東遊). Original color woodblock print, published 1799. Publisher: Tsutaya Juzaburo.
In the three-volume picture booklet Azuma asobi – in English “ Amusements in the Eastern Capitol City“ - Hokusai illustrated daily life events from the lives of common people in Edo. Several pages include Kyoka poems, whose author was Asakusa no Ichihito. Both artisans are from the village Imato on the shore of Sumidagawa split bamboo in individual strips, which are required for basket weaving.
EBON, 20,7 x 16 CM
From a Viennese private collection