Playing the Koto: Nagoya Woman of the Koka Era (1844 - 1848)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Playing the Koto: Nagoya Woman of the Koka Era (1844 - 1848) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Playing the Koto: Nagoya Woman of the Koka Era (1844 - 1848)

Series; Thirty-six Selected Beauties, 1891 - 1894 (Sanjuroku Kasen)

Thirty-six Selected Beauties - Reflecting back on the classic beauty prints of the previous era, Toshikata's lovely "Thirty-six Beauties" series illustrates the daily activities of women from various time periods and walks of life. A geisha practicing the shamisen, a beauty in her private quarters, an entertainer crossing the river on a ferry--these charming scenes wonderfully capture life in Japan throughout the ages. Beautifully printed, many of the images feature deluxe techniques such as delicate embossing or burnishing, along with soft bokashi shading. A delightful series, great for collecting or display.

Special detail - Mica on the screen at lower right.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with paper. Small repair.

Playing the Koto: Nagoya Woman of the Koka Era (1844 - 1848) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Playing the Koto: Nagoya Woman of the Koka Era (1844 - 1848) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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