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Hashimoto Chikanobu
[1838-1912]

Perhaps the most accomplished student of Kunichika, Chikanobu shared with his master a keen interest in recording the cultural traditions of domestic life in Meiji Japan [1868-1912]. This striking print from the celebrated series, Eastern Customs: Enumerated Blessings, portrays the familiar pursuit of calligraphy by 3 elegantly attired women. The center of the composition is a dramatic Pine with rush grass and placed in a glazed blue and white porcelain pot. Unusual to find that our modern dictate that Pines be exhibited in unglazed pots has not yet evolved in Japanese Bonsai tradition.
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