Samurai watches a sword fighting training

This picture shows a samurai travelling (musha shugyô) who looks interested at the sword fight training between teacher and student in a dôjô.
Beautiful and rare 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.

Artist: Unknown.
Format: approx. 25 x 21 cm.
Year of publication: around 1880
Condition: Clean sheet. A dark spot at the upper edge. Corners slightly rubbed. Overall darkened.
Colours: Strong and very good.
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.

Article no.: 70639
approx. 300 grams
status 94.00 €
incl. VAT, additionally shipping
Quantity:  St