Ito Yosota Stabbing His Thigh To Stay Awake, a Spectral Cat Watching Him, 1867

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Ito Yosota Stabbing His Thigh To Stay Awake, a Spectral Cat Watching Him, 1867 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ito Yosota Stabbing His Thigh To Stay Awake, a Spectral Cat Watching Him, 1867

Series; Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade, 1867 - 1868
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Tales of the Floating World on Eastern Brocade - Dating from 1867 - 1868, this terrific early series by Yoshitoshi illustrates famous tales by a variety of storytellers. The stories are retold by Kanagaki Robun in text blocks that take the form of a book with the pages bent back. Yoshitoshi depicts the violence and drama of these popular narratives with wonderful realism and his characteristic attention to detail. Images from this early series are rarely seen on the market and are great choice for a Yoshitoshi enthusiast or a collector interested in Japanese folklore and legends.

A Rare Chirimengami-e Print - This is an unusual "crepe" print, known in Japanese as "chirimen-gami-e," which literally means "compressed thread paper print." After the woodblock was printed in the traditional manner, the print went through a mechanical process that created a uniform crinkled appearance similar to crepe paper, while also reducing the size considerably. Chirimengami-e became popular during the Meiji era. An interesting example of a specialized Japanese print technique that would make a fun addition to a collection.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 8 5/8" x 6 1/8"

Condition - Beautifully printed with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Some prints have a few wormholes, repaired. Slight curling. Please see photos for details.

Ito Yosota Stabbing His Thigh To Stay Awake, a Spectral Cat Watching Him, 1867 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Ito Yosota Stabbing His Thigh To Stay Awake, a Spectral Cat Watching Him, 1867 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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