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Kunichika: The Restaurant Kobusho Kasei

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The Geisha Hamakichi and Saihachi enjoying the garden at the Hanakiyo Restaurant at Kobusho. Kunichika's 1877 - 1878 series "Thirty-six Modern Restaurants" depicts beauties at popular restaurants in different locations. Women are shown serving a meal, relaxing in the garden or on a verandah, or arriving or leaving a teahouse. These colorful designs are nicely detailed with handsome interior and exterior settings showing an interest in Western perspective. 

Condition: Print color and overall condition is very good. Margins as shown. Print is not backed.

Date: 1877

Publisher: Takekawa Seikichi