'Chiyoda No Oh-Oku' (The Ladies of Chiyoda Palace), and 'Shaka-Moude' (Buddha Festival).
Original antique Japanese woodblock engraving by the artist and printmaker Toyahara Chikanobu, signing as Yoshu Chikanobu, published by Fukuda Hatsuijiro, circa 1895-1896.
A fair is in the gardens of the palace, and the waiting ladies or 'bijin' are gazing our from a veranda. One is praying for the Buddha, a statue of whom is pointing aloft (far right).
Original colours. Framed.
Print size: 73cm x 35cm
Frame size: 97cm x 61cm