Cherry Blossom Viewing: Women of the Bunsei Era (1818 - 1830)

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Cherry Blossom Viewing: Women of the Bunsei Era (1818 - 1830) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Cherry Blossom Viewing: Women of the Bunsei Era (1818 - 1830)

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 - Burnishing on the black obi and the hair, embossing on the white kimono collar.

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. Light vertical line near center where backing papers meet.

Cherry Blossom Viewing: Women of the Bunsei Era (1818 - 1830) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Cherry Blossom Viewing: Women of the Bunsei Era (1818 - 1830) by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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