1872. Item #89894
[EMAKI - HANDSCROLL] Shimizu TÔYÔ, artist. HEIAN TÔYÔ JÛNIGETSU JIMBUTSU GAZU. 29 cm. tall and about 684 cm long (over 20 feet). Tôyô was a Shijô style Japanese painter who here has captured the energy and fun of the holidays of the twelve months in Kyôto. The handscroll was done and signed by him in Meiji 5 , when he was in his early 30s. He would die at 45 in 1894. Born and raised under the old regime, he is a talented practitioner of its art. In a clean brocade cover with just a bit of creasing throughout. In what appears to be an original wooden box from the Meiji era.