Kunisada (1786 - 1865)

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Title:
The 12th Month: Making Rice Cakes (Mochi)
Series:
The 12 Months
Date:
1854
Size:
14.625 x 30
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Publisher:
Tsuta-ya Kichizo
Condition:
Fine impression, color and condition.
INV. #:
01216610
Price:
$2,250
 
In this final month of the winter season, preparations for the New
Year festivities are underway as five women and a man make rice
cakes (mochi) in the kitchen. Auspicious symbols of the coming year
appear as small details: the turtle of long life is depicted on the fan of
the woman on the left, and gourds, a symbol of good luck, are visible
on the sliding screens behind her.
The publisher has included his mark on the lantern on the right as a
form of self-advertisement. (RISD Museum Exhibition Kunisada's Twelve Month Series, October 10, 2008-February 1, 2009)