Meiji prints


  Design: Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)  
  Album/series title: Ima Yō Bijin (Modern style beauties)  
  Size: 24.4 x 18.0 cm  
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Toshikata Ima Yō Bijin Front cover

Enlargement


This is the front cover of Mizuno Toshikata’s Ima Yō Bijin album published in Meiji 31 (1898) by Akiyama Buemon.

Title on an orange slip on the front cover:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ima now  
manner  
bi beautiful  
jin person Modern style beauties

References


Provenance: Yagiya Bobongua store

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