Kuniyoshi: Coming and Going (kayoi) (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Coming and Going (kayoi)
Series: Modern Seven Komachi (imayô nanakomachi) The seven episodes are: Kiyomizu Komachi, Amekoi Komachi, Ômu Komachi, Zôshiarai Komachi, Kayoi Komachi, Sotoba Komachi, and Sekimachi Komachi.
The title of the series comes from the seven episodes of women written by Ono no Komachi in the Heian Period. However this title is often used for a set of seven pictures. Here a man seems to have just gotten out of a palanquin and is waiting for a ferry to cross the Sumida river to visit the pleasure quarters. He seems pleasantly relaxed, his towel blowing in the breeze.
He must be a frequent visitor who appears in a Kabuki play.
Publisher: Ise Yoshi
Seal: censors’ seals: Fukushima Giemon & Muramatsu Genroku
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his square seal of a paulownia