This item is a rare set of 3 Antique Japanese Woodblock prints on paper. These were produced by the Japanese woodblock artist Toyohara Kunichika.
Toyohara Kunichika was born in 1835 and died in 1900. He was was a ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. We found these prints, on a Japanese website called Yamada-Shoten Co.
We used Goggle translate to get the following details from that website. (The one for sale here in this listing is in much better condition).
The Work: Kanamoto Tadaomizo 7th Stage. Situation: Suriyoshi Trimming Edge scratches Small insect holes / repair Yes "Seven" is written at the bottom of each figure Small stains. Year of production: 2nd year of Keio (1866). Right: Okaru / Kunitaro Kawarazaki. Middle panel: Yuranosuke Oboshi / Hikosaburo Bando.Ax nine Courtesan / Kamezo Bando. Left: HaragomigiEmon / Bando Dongfeng. TAKEMORI Kitahachi / Bando thirty-eight.
Shigetaro Yazama / Shinnosuke Ichikawa. Teraoka HiramigiEmon / Kawarazaki Gonjuro. These prints are signed Japanese colored woodblock prints on paper.Place of manufacture was Tokyo, Japan. Each of the 3 prints measures 14" tall x 9-1/4" wide. Under the middle print, on the folder, is the stamp that bears a certification of Original Guarantee and reads the following. Original Guarantee, By Sakai Co. The prints were attached in tiny areas at the top two corners and placed in the pictured original trifold folder. We will respond to your inquiries promptly. Please see all the pictures for up close views from all angles.