Meiji prints

  Design: Mizuno Hidekata (1875-1944)  
  Print title: After the storm  
  Album/series title: Katei no Hana (Household flowers)  
  Size: 21.7 x 31.5 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Mizuno Hidekata Katei no hana After the storm


Special effects: embossed fabric printing (nuno-me-zuri) on the woman’s kimono; metallic pigments on her collar and obi, and on the needlework tools on the red cushion inside the room.

Published ca. 1907 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:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
hiide(ru) excell  
kata person Hidekata

Print title ‘After the Storm’ in left bottom margin.

Series title and print number in light orange cartouche in right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
ka house  
tei garden  
no ’s  
hana flower Household flowers,
roku eight print number eight

Publisher’s address and firm name in middle of bottom margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
kyō capital  
shi city Tokyo city,
ni sun  
hon origin  
hashi bridge  
ku district Nihonbashi district,
muro greenhouse  
machi quarter Muro quarter,
san three  
chō house block  
me count suffix 3rd house block,
kyū nine  
ban number  
chi earth, land number 9,
katsu slide  
kei think  
temple Kokkeidō

Provenance: Gallery Somei-do

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