Maiko, circa 1933

by Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967)

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Maiko, circa 1933 by Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967)

Original Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967) Japanese Woodblock Print
Maiko, circa 1933

Comments - Attractive portrait of a maiko or apprentice geisha in Kyoto, beautifully dressed in a pale yellow kimono patterned with leaves and berries. Her pink under robe features an intricate pattern in white, rose, and gold with embossed lines. Her hair is arranged with clusters of colorful flowers and ornaments, including hairpins that look like cards with thread wrapped around them and dangling silver mica beads. The background features an allover shimmering mica. A lovely design, beautifully detailed and printed. This subject appears in Amy Reigle Newland's book "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties." A rare shin-hanga print and a great choice for a collector.

Publisher - Takamizawa, with publisher's seal on reverse

Artist - Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967)

Image Size - 16 1/8" x 10 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Beautifully printed with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.

Maiko, circa 1933 by Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967)
Maiko, circa 1933 by Kamoshita Choko (1890 - 1967)

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