This hikifuda advertising poster / handbill was recently added to our shop at www.hikifuda.com
Made in Japan in 1913 ("Taisho 2"), it shows a woman and girl outfitted in fancy kimonos and carrying items used to celebrate the Japanese New Year's holidays.
The rectangular portion on the upper left is a mini calendar that provides highlights for the upcoming year. The poster would have hung in the proprietor's shop and copies may have been given to important customers who could display the item in their homes.
The phone number of the shop was "56." Guess there weren't too many stores or people with phones back in 1913!
You can buy this item (unframed) here. To see the full range of Hikifuda, please visit Hikifuda.com.
Here's how some of our antique Japanese advertising posters (hikifuda) might look framed*. These woodblock and lithograph prints from the late 1800's / early 1900's (a.k.a. the "Meiji Era") run the gamut condition-wise, from pristine to fair. But once they're matted and framed, they all look fabulous. Take a peek at our full lineup at Hikifuda.com.
* Note: Hikifuda.com does not offer matting and framing services at this time (we specialize in selling just the prints). Please consult with your local framing expert to determine the best way to frame the prints you purchase from us.