Fukusuke and Fukujo Amused by Fukurukuju Disguised as a Clown

Fukusuke and Fukujo Amused by Fukurukuju Disguised as a Clown

Yoshitomi, Utagawa

Fukusuke and Fukujo Amused by Fukurukuju Disguised as a Clown
  • Date : c. 1860
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 280234
  • Condition : Soiling, slight fading and trimming
  • Dimensions : 13 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches
  • Comments : This is a uke-e (good-fortune print). Fukurukuju in one of the Seven Lucky Gods, specifically the god of wisdom and longevity. Fukusuke is the large headed man on the lower left. His name means “good fortune.” He is a spirit of general prosperity but is especially associated with merchants. The woman is Fukujo, a lucky woman. Thanks to members of the Pictures of the Floating World Facebook page, and various internet sources, for this additional information.
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