Meiji prints

  Design: Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)  
  Title: Jakkō-in temple  
  Size: 22.4 x 29.8 cm (kikuban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Special effects: burnishing (sho-men-zuri) on the woman’s hair, and silver metallic pigments on her kimono.

This kuchi-e was published in 1901 in the magazine Bungei Kurabu, vol. 7, no. 13, as a frontispiece to the novel ‘Jakkō-in temple’ by Miyake Seiken.

Red seal with artist’s name in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
toshi year  
kata person Toshikata


Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints

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