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'Samurai Armor and Tiger' for 'Boy's Day Festival'

This fairly scarce woodblock print depicts a traditional and elaborate collection of Samurai armor, Kintaro and other dolls for Boy's Festival on May 5th. Boy's Day celebrates the health and happiness of boys, called 'Tango no Sekku' or 'Kodomo no Hi' (Children’s Day). It’s now a part of Golden Week of Japan. Boy's Day Festival has been held for more than a thousand years in Japan. It bears Kotozuka’s artist seal and the Kyoto publisher seal for ‘Uchida Publishers' within the block. This early edition dates to c1950, and comes from the collection of an American military officer who served in Japan. The sight size measures 14.25" x 9.25" and it is handsomely matted in an acid-free environment, and framed in a simple black frame measuring 19" x 14.5". It is in excellent original condition with superb color. It is a fine, original condition.   P7571      $495.00

Eiichi Kotozuka (1906-1979) 'Samurai Armor and Tiger' for 'Boy's Day Festival'

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