Comments - Charming scene of beauties taking part in a poetry contest. The women sit at low lacquer tables as they compose their verses, writing them on narrow strips of paper called tanazku. Behind the beauty at upper right, a folding screen features a dragon emerging from the clouds, and a shelf holds scrolls and stacks of books. The room opens onto a garden at upper left, a plum tree dotted with buds and blossoms. An attractive design, detail with faint embossing on the white kimono collars.
Artist - Gyosui (1868 - 1935)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 18 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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