[Bird omochae.]

Japan, n.d. [ca. 1870s]. Series of 4 sheets with 4 images each, representing various birds of Japan, approx. 6.5" x 9" each; previous folds, with splitting along the crease, not affecting prints. Omochae were educational broadsides and pamplets that provided entertainment and education to young children through the use of colorfully illustrated terms for study. They appeared in number during the Kansei era (1789 1801), and remained popular through the Meiji period (1861-1912). The birds depicted on these sheets are illustrated in their natural habitats, with their names printed in each frame. Item #44599

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