This antique woodblock print is full of activity for the cherry blossom festival procession or parade. I count 18 young women behind 2 youthful samurai carrying and escorting a sedan chair. (These processions are wonderful and they still have them today. They wend their way through the narrow streets, musical instruments blaring and people dancing as they go. Food vendors everywhere.) Their lady sits inside. Again cherry blossoms everywhere. Seal mark of artist. This is a dyptich (double print), from a cherry blossom festival album about 14 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Very good condition with a faint faint stain in the middle.
Gorgeous antique woodblock, great for a gift. I have a number of prints from this series listed. Be sure to see them.
------------------- Note. Toyohara Chikanobu (together with Mizuno Toshikata) is generally considered to the the last in the tradition of ukiyo-e. His works encompassed a broad range, from beautiful women to fierce warriors. Chikanobu was one of the earliest to use western dyes for color, so that his colors have a certain brightness which is easy to spot.