This one is really fun, yet another refined way to celebrate the cherry blossom festival. The ladies are composing poetry (usually haiku) and writing them onto fans, which are then floated in the water and drift down stream. Again cherry blossoms everywhere. Seal mark of artist. This is an original dyptich (double print) of a cherry blossom festival 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. They offer marvelous glimpses into the happy life of this Meiji period. 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.