Meiji prints


  Design: Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921)  
  Print title: Two ladies by a river watching the full moon  
  Album/series title: Senshu no Hana (A thousand types of flowers)  
  Size: 21.2 x 31.7 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Ikeda Terukata Senshu no Hana Two ladies by a river  watching the full moon

Enlargement


Special effects: embossed fabric printing (nuno-me-zuri) on the kimono of both ladies.

Published in Meiji 30 (1897) by Akiyama Buemon.

This print has no vertical fold in the middle, meaning that it originally was issued separately and not as part of an orihon (i.e., folding book).

Artist’s name in lower right 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 website of Davidson Galleries

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