Catching Fireflies: Woman of the Tenmei Era (1781 - 1789)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Catching Fireflies: Woman of the Tenmei Era (1781 - 1789) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Catching Fireflies: Woman of the Tenmei Era (1781 - 1789)

Series; Thirty-six Selected Beauties, 1891 - 1894 (Sanjuroku Kasen)

Thirty-six Selected Beauties - Reflecting back on the classic beauty prints of the previous era, Toshikata's lovely "Thirty-six Beauties" series illustrates the daily activities of women from various time periods and walks of life. A geisha practicing the shamisen, a beauty in her private quarters, an entertainer crossing the river on a ferry--these charming scenes wonderfully capture life in Japan throughout the ages. Beautifully printed, many of the images feature deluxe techniques such as delicate embossing or burnishing, along with soft bokashi shading. A delightful series, great for collecting or display.

Special detail - Burnishing on the scabbard and the beauty's hair, embossing on the fan, metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the red obi.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Small repair, light fold at corner.

Catching Fireflies: Woman of the Tenmei Era (1781 - 1789) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Catching Fireflies: Woman of the Tenmei Era (1781 - 1789) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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