Hiroshige II: Pompoko Badger (Tanuki) and Shogun Parade
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)
Title: Strange Events at Tomonoura in Asakusa
“Strange Events at Tomonoura in Asakusa.” Three villagers working the rice fields at night are under the spell of a badger (tanuki), who follows them, who seems to beat a rhythm on his stomach with sticks like pompoko. They hold their hoes up like the bannermen of a shogunal parade.
Condition: Good impression and color. Fair condition. Margins trimmed and light backing.
Dimensions: ôban 32.3 x 21.6 cm
Signature: Hiroshige ga