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Japanese Meiji Woodblock Print Mitate Banzuke Good and Bad Housewives

Japanese Meiji Woodblock Print Mitate Banzuke Good and Bad Housewives


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 348315
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Authentic Japanese Meiji period woodblock printed "mitate banzuke" dating from the late 19th century. Banzuke prints were designed to compare or rank virtually any subject, ranging from popular actors and sumo wrestlers to the best spas and restaurants. The banner at the top, which is being held by two winged cherubs, reads "Comparison of Good and Bad Housewives." The title in the middle translates "Women's Domestic Instructions," a phrase commonly used in materials intended to instruct girls in how to be good women. Vertical oban size (paper: 13 5/8" x 9 3/8"). Very good overall condition with excellent color. A few small areas of thinning of the paper at the edges. Trimmed slightly into the top. A few tiny areas of red pigment transference.