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This is a stoneblock printed Hikifuda(handbill) dated around early 1,900s.Hikiduda is a small handbill used to advertise shops and products.This custom started during the middle of Edo era and designs bacame very elaborated.This has motif of Bunmei-kaika.Meiji era was a turning point in the history of the Japan of the Shoguns which means the need to open its borders and adopt western models in order to modernize the country and enable it to compete with modern industrialized nations.This assimilation of western models influenced almost all spheres of life in Japan: politics, economics, army, mores, social life, and of course, culture were testing fields for what the government called bunmei kaika (civilization and enlightenment). Because of this movement,many arts are influenced by it.Lovely lady is talking on the phone and there are all kind of modern technologies above,train station,biycle and telephone.Ebisu in the frame is calculating with an abacus.In the heart shaped frame,there is a lady riding an biycle next to sakura trees and Mt.Fuji on the back.There are so many things going on this small picture,please enjoy all details on more pictures and some areas are done by woodblock print since there are typical woodblock printed textures on the paper. There are some patinas on the white areas,and small paper is attached on the back around the corner,but pictures themselves are in good condition. This will add a great charm to your empty wall for sure!