The First Calligraphy to Celebrate the Year of the Age Seventy-Seven (Ino-haru: kiju no kakizome)

Toyokuni

戌の春喜寿之書初

Actor Ichimura Hazaemon from the series “The first book of the year of the dog's spring and joyful life”. Toyokuni designed this print in celebration of attaining the lucky age of seventy-seven. The flowerpot displays the design of Kunisada’s Toshidama seal.

Condition: Some dirt, good impression and color, not backed.

Date: 1861

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