Set of 3 Delicate Japanese Fairy Tale Original Ink Drawings (Circa 1920s)
A set of three wonderful Japanese original ink drawings on delicate rice paper. Somewhat mysterious in intent, perhaps from a story or studies for a fairy tale. The red Kanji characters in the lower left appear to be page numbers.
One of a fisherman with his catch and a traditional fish basket nearby. Another of a cat leading a giant carrot on a string (?!). The third, a figure banging a drum amid giant vegetation. The words on the figure's clothing appear to be colors (green, red, yellow), perhaps instructions for later coloring. Date unknown, possibly from the 1920s-1940s, or perhaps much earlier. Item #1485.
Condition: Good, wrinkling and creasing to delicate paper with some worm holes; toning to paper, more prominent around edges; one drawing contains white correction ink.