This woodblock print shows a battle between samurai.Kuchi-e
are sheets which were printed for publishing them in Japanese novels and literary magazines. They were made around the turn of the century (1868-1912).
The translation of Kuchi-e
means “mouth images”. Seen that way, they are, if you like, the precursors of the later mangas.
Format: ca. 30 x 22 cm.
Year of publication: Around 1880
Condition: Sheet is slightly rubbed at the left edge. The corners are bent. Apart from that undamaged. Slightly brown due to its age. Two lateral folds due to the fact that it was part of a book.
Colours: Very good and brilliant.Kuchi-e are woodblock prints which were handmade in the tradition of the antique Ukiyo-e.