KF013 (Click on image to enlarge)
Hashimoto Chikanobu
[1838-1912]

One of the charming aspects of woodblock prints is the romantic titles given their series by the artist to communicate the central theme of groups of picture from 10 to 100 images and more. The name of this series is “Praise for Multi- Colored Blossoms”. Though the sky outside the window indicates that it is snowing....confirmed by the framed vignette which depicts snow on the leaves of a bamboo, an Ume or possibly Anzu [Plum or Apricot] Bonsai tree provides a contrasting seasonal motif within this inviting interior.
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