Kunichika - Thirty-six Modern Restaurants
This complete series, published in 1877-1878, demonstrates the commercial ties between businesses, in this case restaurants, and popular artists of the day. Kunichika portrays thirty-six of the most popular restaurants in Japan (actually 37). These prints focus on the interior and exterior architecture, views from the restaurant, attractive customers and restaurant staff, we seldom see actual food. The designs are bold, colorful and provide a snapshot of the fine restaurants and habits of the time. To read more about restaurant themed prints by Kunichika and other artists, please check our blog. Note: The prints in this collection below are not for sale BUT we may have some duplicates for sale if you do a search for prints from this artist.