OT072 Antique Japanese Ema with Black Ship

There was a particular time during the Meiji period where the Japanese were positively enthralled with foreign dress and manner. This particular ema is a painting of westerners in small and large boats, perhaps the painter's idea of the "black ship", what the Japanese called foreign ships when they first arrived in Japan. Well executed, no losses, very good condition. Japanese, Taisho period, early 20th century. Measures 33 1/2” x 23”. Weighs 5 pounds.


Collections: Ema + Kanban, Japanese