This picture shows a samurai
, who has been strapped to a tree with a bonding technique (Hôjô-jutsu
). At the background the image of a lady can be seen.Beautiful print!Kuchi-e
are woodblock prints which were printed especially into the front of (that is the mouth) of Japanese novels and literary magazines.
Produced around the turn of the century (1868-1912).
The word Kuchi-e
translates literally "mouth pictures". One can also regard them as precursor of the later mangas
Format: approx. 29 x 22 cm.
Year of publication: around 1880
Condition: Clean print, some little mould stains. Crease in the first third.
Colours: Good and strong.Kuchi-e
are original woodblock prints who were manually produced in the tradition of the old Ukiyo-e
.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.