Utagawa Kuniyoshi Goldfish

Saraitonbi(The Thieving Hawk)

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

The proverb “having one’s fried tofu stolen by a hawk” (tobi ni aburage o sarawareru) refers to losing something valuable at the moment one lets down one’s guard. In town, the goldfish are in an uproar as they look up at the thieving hawk (also played by a goldfish). Amazingly, Kuniyoshi has individually distinguished each type of goldfish as if they were members of human society, from the elderly person with a cane down to a baby.

Price 8,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)25.8 × 18.6 cm
PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washimade by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
ExplanationJapanese and English
Delivery timeProduct delivery time We will ship the order within 7 business days under normal circumstances.
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