Komine of Daisei as hayashi (a samisen player)
Signature: Sekkaro Hokuei ga with Artist's Seal Hokuei
Date: c. 1836
Prints of courtesans, or any nontheatrical subject, are rare among Osaka print artists. This deluxe series was published in 1836 by Tenmaya Kihei and Honya Seibei showing courtesans in costume. At least 12 designs exist of this series and were designed by several artists including Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, Shigeharu and Yoshikuni. The title cartouche show the series title in the upper part, in the fan the description of the costume and in the lower part the house and the name of the geisha.
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: Oban (36,1 x 25 cm)
For another print of this series see F380.