Hokusai Manga
Rat considering a daikon radish, etc.
Volume XII, 1878 (later) edition.  Double-page diptych, each page with full margins, each image approx. 5" x 7".
Strangely shaped personages, including two plump children with their hair in Chinese-style bunches, and a rat in hakama-haori formal attire being enticed to view a scantily clad bifurcated daikon radish, which is being presented by a shady-looking character.  The rat and the bifurcated daikon are symbols of plenty and fertility.
$180. the pair, postpaid and insured.

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