No. 6686

絵てぬぐい「鯛つり」

琳派 ¥1620

商売繁盛の神様、恵比寿さまは、元々は豊漁の神。右手に釣り竿を持ち、左脇に鯛を抱えた姿が定番だが、鯛を釣り上げている最中の姿をユーモラスに描いた。江戸期琳派の絵画をモチーフとした、お目出鯛絵手ぬぐい。

Art Tenugui "Rimpa Painting “Fishing Sea Bream”"

Rimpa is one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting created in 17th century. Rimpa painting featuring a motif of Ebisu God, known to symbolize business prosperity, fishing a sea bream. Sea bream (Tai) is believed to bring good luck as its name sounds like "medetai" (meaning “happy”).