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Senju Pleasure Quarter


Item code : DUC258

Artist Hokusai Katsushika
Subject Landscapes
Series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Publisher Nishimura Yohachi
Format Oban (Horizontal)
Date Circa Early 19th C.


Published ca. 1831-1835

This print shows Mount Fuji in the background of the print. The scene is set in autumn.

In front of the mountain, the viewer can see the Senju Pleasure Quarter surrounded by a wooden fence. The middle ground is occupied by harvested fields, in which two women rest, watching the procession of a feudal lord, daimyo, go past. The procession takes up most of the foreground, showing several samurai, identified by the two swords they carry, as well as the daimyo, seated in a palanquin on the far right. The Edo period saw the unification of Japan under the Tokugawa family, as a part of which lords were required to split their time between living in their own province and living in Edo, modern-day Tokyo. The retinue of a daimyo entering Edo usually numbered between one hundred and two thousand people.


Condition : Good       Impression : Very Good
Paper is slightly discoloured. Fold in the centre. A little bit of writing on the back.