Meiji prints


  Design: Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921)  
  Print title: Woman washing her hands at a water fountain  
  Album/series title: Senshu no Hana (A thousand types of flowers)  
  Size: 21.2 x 31.8 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Ikeda Terukata Senshu no Hana Woman washing her hands at a water fountain

Enlargement


Special effects: silver metallic pigments on the woman’s obi; embossing (kara-zuri) on the latticework of the round window on the left.

Published in Meiji 30 (1897) by Akiyama Buemon.

This print has a vertical fold in the middle, meaning that it originally was issued as part of an orihon (i.e., folding book).

Artist’s name and red seal in lower left of the print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
kagaya(ku) shine  
kata person Terukata

Series title in pink cartouche in right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
sen thousand  
shu type  
no ’s A thousand
hana flower types of flowers

Publisher’s address and name (from right to left) in middle bottom margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
east  
kyō capital  
shi city Tokyo city,
       
nichi sun  
hon origin  
hashi bridge Nihonbashi
ku district district,
       
muro greenhouse  
machi quarter Muro quarter,
       
san three  
chō house block  
me count suffix 3rd house block,
       
nine  
ban number  
chi earth, land number 9,
       
aki autumn  
yama mountain Akiyama
       
bu military  
u right  
ku artisan  
mon gate Buemon


References


Provenance: The Arts and Designs of Japan website of Peter and Lois Gilder.

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