Kikugawa EIZAN (1787-1867)




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A surimono showing a game of rock-paper-scissors, although this might be a variant called Kitsune-ken, with fox-hunter-village chief. The game originates (as so much in Japan) from China and eventually made its way to the west. This was (and is) a dangerous game to play with ladies who entertained as they seldom lost. Published c 1820s. Eizan designed few surimono and this is rare.

 

Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Signed Kikugawa Eizan hitsu.

 

Status: Sold

 

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