Ken Rabbit Epidemic is a satire of a speculative boom that occurred in the early Meiji Period. At that time normal rabbits were trading for 30 to 40 yen, but rare rabbits at several hundred yen higher. (€ 1 in 1874 was the equivalent of ¥ 4444 in October 2008.)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (ca. 1797 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting and belonged to the Utagawa school.
Vintage retro Japanese Asian cute funny cool colorful artistic unique original creative elegant modern fashion decor humorous political satire with animals - a husband and wife pair of rabbits dressed in kimono having an animated discussion while a third rabbit plays the role of a geisha entertaining them with music.