Kunichika - Somehachi Restaurant

Kunichika - Somehachi Restaurant

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From the series “Thirty-six Famous Restaurants in Tokyo” which pairs famous geisha with famous Tokyo eateries. Somehachi Masudaya Mochiya restaurant. In the series, the square panel at top left shows either speciality dishes or views from the eatery. The large yellow cartouche  on the right shows the series' title, name of the geisha and the restaurant's address. 東京三十六会席 花屋染八 増だや おもちや 

"Tokyo Sanjuroku Kaiseki". Nice Suiboku-ga, (also called Sumi-e) style pine tree is depicted on the background.

 

Date: 1870.

Publisher: Yorozuya Magobei

Condition: Very good color, not backed, some dirt.