Lot 404: KOBAYASHI KIYOCHIKA小林清親 (1847 - 1915)
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Horserace in Kudan - Kudan uma-kake 九段馬かけ. Original color woodblock print, published 1879. Signed: Kobayashi Kiyochika ga. Publisher: Fukuda Hatsujiro.
A horserace in Kudan with the Yasukuni shrine in the background. The city sector Kudan is situated in the Northwest of the cental city district Chiyoda-ku in Tokyo and borders on the West to Shinjuku, in the East to Nishi-Kanda and Kanda-Jinbocho. In Yasukuni shrine in the center of Kudan persons fallen in war are commemorated. The municipality, avoided by progressive Japanese, is controversial and the object of many political debates.
OBAN YOKO-E, 23,5 x 33,8 CM
From a Viennese private collection