Comments - Lovely kakemono or vertical diptych of a courtesan wearing a striking black kimono patterned with a variety of kites including a yakko-dako or man kite, a bird, and one with a portrait of Daruma, along with spools of twine. She looks down with a happy smile, holding one sleeve to her chin, her hair adorned with combs and hairpins decorated with some of the "takaramono" or precious things, lucky objects including wish-fulfilling jewels, a straw raincoat that allows the wearer to fly, and a hat that makes the wearer invisible. Only the second time we've seen this attractive design.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 29" x 9 3/4"
Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs and light creases.
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