Kunisada: Red (Aka): Preparing Sushi. The text describes other things in red as a cook places red tuna slices onto a plate.
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Red (Aka): Preparing Sushi. The text describes other things in red as a cook places red tuna slices onto a plate.
Series: Matching Five Colours of Floating World (ukiyo goshoku awase)
A female cook is placing slices of red tuna onto a plate. A Tokkuri sake bottle and probably a bowl of yellow mustard are nearby. The text above describes things in red, written by Kosanba: red pines, red rice, red fan, red flowers, coral, red kimono, red head cover, red dumpling, etc. In Japanese “red” is aka or hi.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Repaired binding holes right margin and discoloration along left margin. Slight trimming at top.
Seal: Censor’s seal: Watanabe Shôemon
Signature: ôju Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga