Kawanabe KYOSAI (1831-1889)



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The enlightenment of Paradise or liberation of the dead from Hell from a set Kyosai rakuga, “Kyosai’s Drawings for Pleasure.” A satirical take on current events and mores. Published by Sawamuraya Seikichi in 1874. A set of 15 prints was planned but only 12 are known. The demons from Hell get new jobs as postmen, rikisha men etc.

 
 

Fine impression, colour and condition. Signed Seisai Kyosai.

 
 

Status: Available

 
 

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