A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
Comments - Handsome double portrait of the beautiful waitress Okita of the Naniwaya Teahouse and the famous sumo wrestler Tanikaze. He clutches a fan as he looks down at her, his enormous size dwarfing the beauty's delicate features. Her hair is pulled back into a sleek bun with wings at the side, adorned with a large comb and a few slender hairpins. Wonderful fine line work in the hair. An unusual subject, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Shuncho (active circa 1780 - 1795)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Some prints have a few light creases at edges or a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.