Magical Princess

Yōshū Chikanobu
This print is called the Magical Princess From the series, "Setsu Getsu Ka" (Snow Flower Moon), one of Chikanobu's best series dating from 1884.  This magic princess is Takiyasha, the daughter of Taira Clan's strong man, Masakado. She was hiding in Tsukuba mountains with ghostly attendants and a monster toad. 
Chikanobu studied under Tohohara Kunichika. Favorite subjects are historical scenes, female images and prints showing emperor and empress Meiji in an environment that documented the rapid progress in adopting Western technology and customs.
Condition: Very good color and impression, embossing, not backed, margins as shown.
Dimensions: ôban
Date: 1884
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro