The Woman Okichi

by Iku Nagai (1930 - )

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The Woman Okichi by Iku  Nagai (1930 - )

Original Iku Nagai (1930 - ) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Woman Okichi

Iku Nagai - Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1930, Iku Nagai studied art and graphic design at Tama Art College. While working as a graphic designer, he created the crane logo formerly used by Japan Airlines. He produced a number of designs for woodblock prints published by Kyoto Hanga-in during the mid-1950s and later, including mythological creatures and beautiful women.

A Fuji Arts Contemporary Exhibition Item We’re excited to introduce a recently acquired collection of contemporary prints purchased in Japan. We’ll post this collection over the next month as a single exhibition of contemporary designs. We’re looking forward to sharing these beautiful prints all selected with an eye to the modern Japanese aesthetic. Have a look at the group and click on the Contemporary Japanese design link to see the entire collection.

Comments - A beautiful and rare 20th century print designed as a special release for the Tokyo Olympics and published by Kyoto Hanga-in. The Woman Okichi was the story of a beautiful woman, a prostitute, who sacrificed herself to satisfy the lust of a foreigner, thereby facilitating negotiations during the opening of Japan. She is shown in this design resting against a traditional palanquin with the black ship of the foreigners anchored in the harbor. A lovely and beautifully printed design with a silver mica background. Numbered 127.

Publisher - Kyoto Hanga-in

Artist - Iku Nagai (1930 - )

Image Size - 19 1/4" x 13" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few light creases at edges. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

The Woman Okichi by Iku  Nagai (1930 - )
The Woman Okichi by Iku  Nagai (1930 - )